European parliament set to call for break-up of Google in antitrust case

The European parliament is reportedly poised to call for a break-up of Google in a drastic escalation of Europe’s long-running antitrust case against the tech giant.A draft motion seen by the Financial Times, and expected to be agreed next week, calls for the “unbundling [of] search engines from other commercial services” as a potential solution to Google’s dominance of the search market in Europe.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/european-parliament-break-up-of-googleAlso see:European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc’s search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market.European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about Google’s and other American companies’ command of the Internet industry, and have sought ways to curb their power. A public call for a break-up would be the most far-reaching action proposed and a significant threat to Google’s business.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/21/uk-google-antitrust-idUKKCN0J525X20141121
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/11/21/google-antitrust-idINKCN0J527420141121Google Targeted as EU Weighs Call to Split Web-Search Providers
European Union lawmakers seeking to combat what they consider anti-competitive behavior by Google Inc. are weighing a call to split up companies that focus on Web search, according to a document prepared by members of the European Parliament.One draft obtained by Bloomberg News asks regulators to tackle what it says are abusive practices by the Internet search provider. The European Commission should “consider proposals with the aim of unbundling search engines from other commercial services” to aid Europe’s digital industry, according to another version of a draft resolution prepared by members of the European People’s Party, which didn’t specifically mention Google.
www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-21/eu-lawmakers-targeting-google-weigh-call-to-split-search-engines.htmlEuropean Parliament proposing Internet search-service unbundling
The European Parliament is preparing to call for the separation of search engines from other commercial services to ensure a level playing field for the Internet industry, according to a draft motion seen by Reuters on Friday, presenting a threat to leading search engine Google Inc.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/21/uk-google-antitrust-motion-idUKKCN0J528P20141121
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/11/21/google-antitrust-motion-idINKCN0J528U20141121

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