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EU Launches Formal Google Probe After Complaints

Posted By admin On November 30, 2010 @ 5:10 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Nov 30, 2010

European Union antitrust regulators launched a formal investigation on Tuesday into Google after several search service providers complained that the company had abused its dominant position.

“The (European) Commission will investigate whether Google has abused a dominant market position in online search by allegedly lowering the ranking of unpaid search results of competing services,” the EU executive said in a statement.

World No.1 search engine Google  said in February that British price comparison site Foundem and French legal search engine ejustice.fr had alleged that its search algorithm demoted their sites in Web search results because they were rivals.

It said Microsoft-owned Ciao from Bing had complained about its standard terms and conditions.

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