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EU Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google

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posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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EU Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google



The European Union's competition watchdog will investigate whether Google has abused its dominant position in the online search market -- the first major probe into the online giant's business practices.

The formal investigation announced Tuesday follows complaints from rival search engines that Google put them at a disadvantage in both its regular and sponsored search results, by listing links to their sites below references to its own services in an attempt to shut them out of the market.

The Commission will also probe whether Google prevented advertising partners from placing ads from competitors on their sites. Competitors allegedly shut out include computer and software vendors, the commission said.


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Is Google really too big?
Is it a monopoly like Microsoft
used to be considered?
I would watch how this progresses
as it has vast implications since
the gubbermint has already incorporated
it's infrastructure around this engine.




posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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google is massive.. they are powerfull and influential, most people 'google' whenever they use the internet.. you get the information google wants to give you first.. they have the whole planet mapped out, also the moon, mars, even the known universe!! they even have huge cities pictured and mapped at street level..
what ive mentioned doesnt even scratch the surface of what google are involved in..



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