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EU's Almunia defends decision to settle Google investigation

Tuesday 20 May 2014 | 16:49 CET | News
EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia has defended his decision to settle an anti-trust case against Google, reports IDG News Service. This comes after French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg and German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel sent a letter criticising the agreement. The EC opened an investigation into Google in November 2010 after complaints from rivals that it was directing users to its own services. As part of its settlement, Google has agreed to show three rival links for each query that results in links to Google services.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / Google
Countries: Europe
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