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EU: eBay denies backing Google in antitrust probe

 |  April 28, 2015

eBay has rejected a report that it is backing Google’s defense in an antitrust case brought by the EU. In an interview published Sunday, eBay’s chief executive, John Donahoe, told the Financial Times that the online auction company considers itself a “a strong commerce competitor” to Google.

EU regulators take into account the competitive landscape when examining whether a company is dominant and abusing that dominance. But eBay said Tuesday that the comments had been misconstrued. “While the specific complaint against Google has not been made public, we believe the Commission is investigating important concerns with the Internet ecosystem,” eBay said in a statement.


Full Content: The Financial Times


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