Brussels pushes harder in Google probe
Eurocrats snap on rubber gloves
Google's regulatory worries are deepening today, with the news that the European Commission has agreed to broaden its inquiries into the dominant search engine's alleged anti-competitive practices.
Officials announced they will investigate more claims that Google has rigged its algorithms against rivals.
The new complaints come from German web publishers BDZV – a newspaper and magazine group – and VDZ – a mapping firm – the New York Times reports. They originally complained to German authorities, but the cartel office in Brussels has now taken up their case.
The broadening investigation was launched at the end of November following complaints led by Microsoft. With Redmond's support, Foundem and ejustice.fr allege they were unfairly and deliberately demoted in search rankings.
Google denies any wrongdoing and says it will be "working with the commission to address any concerns". ®
True enough, but then again, perhaps you (Americans) should concentrate on the same matter in
the US where that crisis is bye far bigger and perhaps even harder to deal with.
Also it is the dollar that vent down the toilet years ago, and as long as the dollar is below the euro it is still down the toilet, deep deep down.
Then again why bother about things out of individual control.
Happy Christmas or what ever.
Yes Microsoft got hit with a fine, but more importantly their legal bill would have been enormous. That's the real penalty when these big corporations defend these cases. The defence often costs more than the fine they would get if they just admitted their guilt.
Even if they win they are unlikely to be awarded costs.
cuil - seriously?
their website is not even online - how does this help your apologist argument?