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  • EU accuses Google Shopping of search 'abuse'

    The European Union has filed a complaint against Google over its alleged anti-competitive behaviour.

    The competition commissioner said she had issued a "statement of objections", stating that the firm's promotion of its own shopping links amounted to an abuse of its dominance in search.

    Margrethe Vestager said Google now had 10 weeks to respond.

    The firm said it "strongly disagreed" with the allegations and looked forward to making its case.

    Ms Vestager also revealed that she had launched an investigation into whether the way Google bundled apps and services for its Android operating system was unfair.

    And the commissioner said the EU would continue to monitor other activities by Google that its rivals had complained about.


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    Google suspends Map Maker because of vandalism

    Google is suspending a service that allowed members of the public to contribute to its maps, following vandalism.

    Map Maker allowed users to draw features, adding roads, rivers, green spaces and local businesses.

    But some edits, such as an image of its Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo, were not as welcome.

    Google said that the shutdown is "temporary" but admitted that it will take more than a few days to fix.



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      EU charges Google with abusing Android market dominance

      BRUSSELS - The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system, opening a second front against the U.S. technology giant that could lead to large fines.

      European Union antitrust regulators said that by requiring mobile phone manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and the Google Chrome browser, the U.S. company was denying consumers a wider choice of mobile and stifling innovation.

      Google is already facing EU charges over the promotion of its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services, in a case that has dragged on since late 2010 despite three attempts to resolve the issues.

      Last edited by Calendar; 04-20-2016, 12:12 PM.