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Google Faces Antitrust Charges in Europe

Aarti Maharaj | April 15, 2015

Vestager-margrethe-1114The European Commission plans on charging Google for abusing its power in the delivery of its online searches, which favors the company’s services over other rival websites, the New York Times reports.  After more than five years of intense scrutiny by the European Union, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager reached a decision in agreement with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. This is not the first time European regulators have chased American tech giants. A decade ago, Microsoft racked up a total of $3.4 billion in fines over antitrust issues.

This decision will pose serious regulatory...

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