EU Files Antitrust Charges Google Over Shopping Service

The European Commission on Wednesday filed formal antitrust charges against Google Inc. , saying the company "abused its dominant position in the markets for general Internet search services" in the region. Google "systematically" favored its own comparison shopping product within general search pages, EU regulators said in a statement. The Competition Commission also formally opened a separate antitrust probe into Google's Android mobile-operating system. "The investigation will focus on whether Google has entered into anti-competitive agreements or abused a possible dominant position in the field of operating systems, applications and services for smart mobile devices," said the Commission.

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