European regulator details Google concessions

The European Commission's top antitrust official says Google would allow competitors to display their own logos on its search display results page as part of concessions it has offered to avoid a showdown with regulators.

Joachim Almunia told the European Parliament on Tuesday that Google's will be tested to see how they would work in the market. Only then will the Commission decide whether to accept them.

He repeated he prefers a negotiated settlement, rather than the long battle fought with Microsoft in the 2000s, which ended in billions of euros of fines.

Almunia said consumers deserve having choice in online search and advertising "now, and not after many years of litigation."

The Commission began investigating whether Google's dominant position in search is stifling competition in 2010.


Explore further

European commission: decision on Google in weeks

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Citation: European regulator details Google concessions (2013, October 1) retrieved 28 March 2020 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-european-google-concessions.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
0 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments