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Description: The European Union has been investigating Google for the past 2 years because of complaints received by competitors. After much review it appears that the American giant will have to change the way it conducts search in Europe.

Source: Reuters

Date: January 10th, 2013

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Google will be forced to change the way its search results are presented in Europe or face antitrust charges for “diverting traffic” to its own services, The Financial Times reported the European Union’s antitrust chief as saying.

The EU’s competition commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, told the newspaper in an interview published on Friday that he intends to prevent Google from allegedly distorting choices for consumers and taking business from rivals. Read Rest of Story

 

Questions for discussion:

1. What is Google supposedly doing wrong in the EU?

2. Are these anticompetitive allegations anticipated to create tension between EU and the USA? Why?

 

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