Europe Examines Google’s Antitrust TechniquesAdded: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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It’s been 2 years that the European Commission has been examining complaints against the search giant, saying that Google tempers with its search results in a bid to favor Google-owned services.
A number of online companies, including Microsoft Corp., have filed numerous complaints against the search giant, accusing Google of antitrust techniques. As a result, the American regulators took a decision to launch their own investigation. Their decision finally favored Google, as they stated that there was not enough evidence to support the case in question.
Nevertheless, the regulators’ decision appeared to be not enough for the European Commission, which claimed that it has taken note of the Federal Trade Commission’s decision, but didn’t see that it had any direct implications for its own investigation, for its discussions with the company which were ongoing.
In order to counter those allegations, the search engine made informal settlement proposals to the EC six months ago. Last December, the European Commission gave Google one month to collect and forward detailed proposals in order to conclude the investigation. In case Google is found guilty or the company fails to deliver, it risks paying a fine equal to 10% of their revenues.
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