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EU: Commission confirms yet another Google complaint

 |  June 17, 2014

The European Commission confirmed Tuesday that Google has been hit with yet another antitrust complaint, compounding the technology conglomerate’s struggles in the EU where opposition continues to mount against the Commission’s proposed settlement in another competition matter.

According to reports, Portugal-based mobile app company Aptoide filed a formal complaint with regulators accusing Google of abusing its dominant position to control the app market for its Android phones.

”For no reason, Google regularly suspends Aptoide from appearing on Google Play thereby depriving the start-up of accessing consumers and vice versa,” the start-up said Tuesday.

Google is currently muddled with competition troubles in the EU. European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia has faced mounting criticism over his plans to settle with Google in one case, opened following complaints of how Google displays rival search results.

In another case, top Google rivals including Microsoft filed a complaint with the Commission accusing the company of unfairly bundling its apps.

Full content: PCWorld

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