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Russia: Competition watchdog officially opens case against Google

 |  February 23, 2015

Russia’s competition watchdog said on Friday it had opened a case against Google Inc over alleged violation of anti-monopoly law, following a complaint from Russia’s biggest search site Yandex over Google’s mobile platform.

“We have studied the complaint and decided to open proceedings regarding the violation of anti-monopoly regulation,” a spokeswoman for the FAS competition watchdog said without elaborating.

The Russian investigation comes after European regulators were said last July to be preparing a possible challenge to Google’s mobile software business.

They said the European Commission had sent handset makers questionnaires asking whether there was a requirement set by Google that they should not pre-install apps, products or services on mobile devices that compete with Google software such as its search engine, app store and maps.


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