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EU presses Google on far-reaching settlement, including mobile

Excerpt from Tech Hub

Jul 20, 2012 2:27 pm

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The EU isn’t buying Google’s claims that preferencing its own products improves the user experience. U.S. regulatory authorities are lagging in their probes.

— Dennis Schaal

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Europe’s antitrust enforcer is demanding that Google makes sweeping changes to its mobile services as it paves the way to serve formal charges against the US tech company for anti-competitive behaviour should talks over a settlement collapse.

The late manoeuvre by Joaquín Almunia, the EU’s competition commissioner, presents Google with a dilemma as tense settlement negotiations enter their final days.

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