Yesterday, we brought you a story detailing the FTC’s probe of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). If you have yet to learn more about the final outcome, here is what FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz had to say:
Although some evidence suggested that Google was trying to eliminate competition, Google's primary reason for changing the look and feel of its search results to highlight its own products was to improve the user experience.
In other words, the company is more or less off the hook.
Unfortunately for the search engine giant, this means nothing to the European Union.
Here is what Michael Jennings, a spokesman for the European Commission, told Reuters: