Google’s rivals likely to reject offer of label in listings

Google’s rivals have indicated they will reject its offer to label its services in search listings, as it tries to settle a long-running antitrust investigation by the European Commission over its market dominance.The US search company’s offer was publicised on Thursday by EC competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia, who has given rivals and outside organisations a month to comment on the proposals, which aim to settle an ongoing antitrust tussle with the EC.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/25/google-rivals-reject-offer-label-listingsAlso see:Google offers clearer search labels after EU probe
Google has agreed to alter its search results in the light of a European investigation into whether it unfairly promoted its own services.The firm said that it will more clearly label results from YouTube, Google Maps and its other sites.It also agreed to display links to rivals close to where it displayed its own services on its results page.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22293238EU publishes Google antitrust remedy proposals [IDG]
Google’s rivals have been given one month to assess the search giant’s proposed antitrust remedies, the European Commission announced Thursday.The Commission, the E.U.’s regulatory and executive body, has published Google’s proposals to address antitrust concerns and said that interested parties can submit their feedback over the next month.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9238681/EU_publishes_Google_antitrust_remedy_proposals

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