Google Facing EU Lawsuit

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The European Union is preparing to follow up its long held belief that Google has been abusing its domination of the European search market by filing an anti-trust lawsuit against the search giant. According to the Wall Street Journal, the European Commission is gathering data from companies that have already filed complaints against Google – a move that indicates formal anti-trust charges are imminent. Rivals ganged up to make this explainer video:

The EU have tried to break up Google’s European operation before, attempting last year to force an unbundling of Google’s search business from its other services. Despite all the taxpayer subsidies to European tech start-ups no credible continental competitor has emerged. Maybe the subsidies are part of the reason


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