Google Expected to Face Antitrust Charges in Europe

The European Commission is said to be planning to charge Google with using its dominant position in online search to favor the company’s own services over others, in what would be one of the biggest antitrust cases here since regulators went after Microsoft.Europe’s competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, is expected to make an announcement in Brussels on Wednesday that Google has abused its dominant position, according to two people who spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity. Says It Has ‘Very Strong Case’ in European Antitrust Battle
Google told employees Tuesday it has a “very strong case” against expected charges by European regulators that it violated antitrust law by favoring its own services in search results.In an internal memo, Google warned employees to expect formal charges Wednesday from the European Commission over the way it displays and ranks certain search results, particularly for shopping. It also said the regulator will open a formal investigation into its Android mobile operating system on Wednesday. Ways Europe Is Gunning for Google
Europe, feeling left behind by the digital revolution and scared its manufacturing and automotive industries could be next in line to fall to Silicon Valley, is legislating on all fronts to create what it calls a “level playing field for all digital companies.” Google is the main target of this legislation. Here are the 5 areas where Europe is targeting Google.’s antitrust woes in Europe, explained
Prominent Google critics are cheering numerous media reports that the European Union may issue a statement of objections against the search giant, after years of investigation. That document outlines specific charges against the company that the regulatory body believes violate antitrust law.It would be one of the most significant actions ever taken by a European body against a major U.S. company, on par with Europe’s landmark case against Microsoft a decade ago.

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