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New antitrust troubles for Google in the US?

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New antitrust troubles for Google in the US?

In 2013 the case was closed without charges. The Commission decided against filing a lawsuit for breach of antitrust rules in Google Search in consideration of the fact that Google’s actions "had legitimate business justifications and improved experiences for (…) users, even if the conduct impeded rival firms”. At the time, Google's chief legal officer David Drummond commented that “The conclusion is clear: Google’s services are good for users and good for competition.”
 
On the other side of the pond instead, Google was officially charged with anti competitive behavior by the European Commission twice in the last 12 months, with regard to both Android and Search. Sources believe that the recent European developments could be behind the FTC's new round of questions to Google’s competitors, and the possible reopening of the probe. 

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Elena Perotti

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2016-05-12 12:30

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