Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google now facing nine antitrust complaints in EU

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Tue August 2, 2011

Google has nine antitrust complaints: sources

Google is facing nine antitrust complaints in Europe, two sources who wish to remain unnamed told Reuters. The complaints began in February of last year and came from three companies. To date, the European Commission has only confirmed four cases against Google.

"The Commission has nine formal complaints now. The new complaints come from small companies," said one of the sources. Another source said three of the complaints came from national regulators, while two others were new ones.

The EU regulator officially opened the case against Google in November last year for allegedly demoting the web search results from three small companies because they were rivals. Microsoft also complained to the European Commission against Google, claiming it systematically blocks Internet search competition. At least one of the complainants is a unit of Microsoft, while some of the other are indirectly linked to the company.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News