Google Violated Antitrust Rules In Russia: Interfax

By Jennifer BootonMarketWatch Pulse

Russia's antitrust commission has ruled that Google violated competition law in the country, and recommended the company issue prescriptions to "end abuse of [its] dominant market position," according to the Russian news site Interfax. The ruling comes in response to an antitrust lawsuit filed by Google rival Yandex earlier this year. In the complaint, Yandex said services such as search, map and email should be unbundled from Google's Android mobile operating system. The commission will write to Google and Yandex within 10 days about recommended actions, according to Interfax. Shares of Google fell 0.4% to $652.86 in recent trade, while those of Yandex, which operates a rival search engine, climbed 7.3% to $12.09. Google has been facing mounting regulatory woes in Europe. In April, the European Commission opened a formal investigation in response to antitrust complaints against the company

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