Google offers concessions to European Commission

After nearly a year of negotiation, Google has submitted a package of concessions to the European Commission to head off an antitrust investigation that has ground on for two and a half years.The search giant is understood to be offering to “label” results where its own properties, such as YouTube or Google Shopping, appear in listings when people perform searches, in a response to the principal complaint from the EC’s antitrust division.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/12/google-offers-concessions-european-commissionAlso see:Google in peace deal with Brussels
Google is bowing for the first time to legally binding constraints on how it presents search results, according to a draft agreement with the EU’s top competition authority.Several people familiar with the deal told the Financial Times that the US internet giant will revamp its results page to include prominent links to rival search engines and clearer signposts for its own in-house services.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/55e9cc1c-a35f-11e2-8f9c-00144feabdc0.html

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