Europe Gives Google More Time to Respond to Antitrust Charges

Europe has spent years investigating Google’s alleged antitrust activities. Now the search giant wants a little more time to respond to the charges.The European Commission on Thursday gave Google until the end of the month to answer claims that it favored its own comparison shopping search over those of rivals. The move came just days before an Aug. 17 deadline that Europe’s competition authorities had set for Google to respond to the accusations. see:Google has until August 31 to reply to EU antitrust charges
Google Inc, the world’s most popular Internet search engine, has been given an extra two weeks to counter European Union charges of abusing its market power in a dozen EU countries and stave off a possible billion-euro fine.The European Commission has extended the deadline for replying to the charges to Aug. 31 from July 17, a Google spokesman said on Thursday.

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