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EU: Latest delay hits Google case

 |  November 28, 2013

The European Commission reportedly plans to extend its investigation into Google for alleged anticompetitive behavior, a move that will allow some Google rivals more time to comment on the company’s proposed concessions.

According to a source, the regulator will extend the timeline for companies that need to “conduct experimental tests” to analyze Google’s offer, its second since the case began nearly two years ago. The extension gives the companies until December 9 to respond to the offer, which says Google is willing to display search results from rival search engines, though would still require competitors to pay to have their results featured.

The deadline extension comes just days after Google posted commentary by senior vice president Kent Walker arguing that Google has “gone the extra mile to come up with a settlement that will resolve the Commission’s expressed concerns.”

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