Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jul 2013 17:11 UTC
Google "Google must do more to allay concerns that it is blocking competitors in web search results, the EU's antitrust chief said on Wednesday, after rivals criticized concessions it has offered as being inadequate."
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RE: Funny
by avgalen on Thu 18th Jul 2013 13:50 UTC in reply to "Funny"
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MS and others are complaining about this: "At the time, the EC found four areas of abuse. Google artificially gave its own services preferential treatment in search results, harming competitors. Google stole content from competing services and presented it unattributed in its own results. Google forced advertisers to use its advertising services, shutting out competitors. And Google prevented advertisers from moving from Google to competing ad services."

source is a pretty good article on

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RE[2]: Funny
by Soulbender on Fri 19th Jul 2013 01:15 in reply to "RE: Funny"
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Google forced advertisers to use its advertising services

Uh, how would they force anyone to use their services?

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RE[3]: Funny
by avgalen on Sat 20th Jul 2013 10:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Funny"
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The didn't force just anyone. They forced advertisers that were already advertising with them to use their advertising services.

Similar to Microsoft telling Dell "you cannot sell Linux"

These are not my words, but they are the conclusion of the EU

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