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Google abused market dominance: EU delivers expected fine

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Google abused market dominance: EU delivers expected fine

EU’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager argued "Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results and demoting those of competitors.”
 
Only yesterday major US companies - including our member News Media Alliance - wrote a letter sustaining the EU Commission initiative, and rejecting widespread allegations that the European probe was fuelled by anti-americanism. “As US companies, we wish to go on record that enforcement action against Google is necessary and appropriate, not provincial,” the letter read. 
 
As we have regularly reported, Google is under antitrust scrutiny in Europe for three different services: Google Search, Google Shopping and Google Android.

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Elena Perotti

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2017-06-27 13:38

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