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EU: Almunia approaching Google decision

 |  September 25, 2013

European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is quickly approaching a decision on whether Google abused its search engine dominance, the regulator said Wednesday.

While one cannot predict how Almunia will rule, he did say that the decision will not be identical to the one made by the US’s Federal Trade Commission when it settled with Google earlier this year without issuing major sanctions against the company.

Almunia says the decision will be different because the company’s market share is larger in Europe.

The investigation, which has lasted for three years, reached a new development when earlier concessions offered by Google were rejected by the European Commission; Google then submitted new concessions.

Full Content: The Washington Post

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