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Google and Amazon’s Antitrust Woes Continue

Aarti Maharaj | June 17, 2015

Nineteen companies, including Expedia and Microsoft are expected to receive a copy of the Commission’s antitrust charge sheet against Google later this week. Sources revealed to Reuters’ that the Internet search giant will have until July 7, to respond to the alleged charges. If found guilty, there is chance that Google might be fined up to $6.6 billion.

Among the companies that will be reviewing Google’s charge sheet, Axel Springer, a German publisher and the popular reviews website Yelp, played a key role in helping the Commission file this case against Google almost five years ago.

Earlier this month, Vestager told the British news network that the Commission is looking into Google’s practices because “there had been a number of complaints about the copying of third-party content.”

In some European countries, Google places its own web services in query results as opposed to sharing the space with its...

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