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New EU antitrust chief says Google, Apple probes a priority

Friday 3 October 2014 | 13:46 CET | News
Margrethe Vestager, who has won the European Parliament's backing to become the European Union's new competition commissioner, said one of her top priorities is to continue long-running investigations into the business practices of US tech giants such as Google and Apple. Vestager's predecessor, Joaquin Almunia, was accused of being overly patient with Google, especially when it came to concerns about privacy and market dominance. However, during her confirmation hearing, Vestager told lawmakers that she was "absolutely certain that there will be next steps" in the five-year-old Google

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