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News Corp wants EU to get tougher with Google

Friday 19 September 2014 | 11:29 CET | News
News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson wants the EU to take a tougher line with Google, the Financial Times reported. Thomson wrote a letter to EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia, accusing Google of "egregious aggregation" of content. Other companies in Europe have been vocal against Google, with Axel Springer claiming the search company is seeking a "digital superstate". Still, as News Corp has not submitted a formal antitrust complaint to the commission during its five-year probe into Google, it has no formal legal status in the dispute. Thomson's letter comes after the EU

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Companies: Axel Springer / Google / News Corp / Thomson
Countries: Europe
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