Thursday, February 25, 2010

EU Launches Antitrust Inquiry Into Google 'Dominance'

The internet search engine has dismissed the complaints. (Reuters/Robert Galbraith)

From Times Online:

The European Commission has launched a preliminary antitrust inquiry into Google after three companies complained that the US giant's dominant search engine penalises potential competitors and keeps advertising prices artificially high.

The European Commission has written to Google to find out how its search functions work, following allegations from the UK price comparison site Foundem, an online French guide to legal services, and the Germany-based shopping portal Ciao, owned by Microsoft.

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