1. EU expands anti-trust probe of Google to include advertising

EU expands anti-trust probe of Google to include advertising

The European Union's executive arm is expanding its probe of Google to include the company's comparison shopping and advertising business.

By: | Published: July 14, 2016 6:08 PM
The European Union's executive arm is expanding its probe of Google to include the company's comparison shopping and advertising business. (Reuters) The European Union’s executive arm is expanding its probe of Google to include the company’s comparison shopping and advertising business. (Reuters)

The European Union’s executive arm is expanding its probe of Google to include the company’s comparison shopping and advertising business.

The investigation centers on whether the search giant breached anti-trust rules.

In a statement Thursday, the Brussels-based European Commission said its preliminary conclusion was that ”Google has abused its dominant position by systematically favoring its comparison shopping service in its search result pages.”

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