Editorial: Google and Europe

The European Commission did the right thing on Tuesday when it opened a formal antitrust investigation into allegations that Google abused its dominant position in online search to help its other businesses at the expense of rivals.It is far from certain that Google has done anything wrong. Still, it is the dominant search engine in the world, and it is no longer just about general search. Google has ventured into a range of other businesses, like comparison shopping, mapmaking and book selling.

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