Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is carrying a difficult negotiation with the European Commission regarding possible infringements that the company might have committed. The tech heavyweight has a long series of complaints registered at the law enforcement institution over the ocean. The last two major companies to file such an official accusation were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA). The latter firm got a strong response from the leading search engine business, according to Reuters.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has been partly diligent in complying to the antitrust rules and regulations as the changes implemented by the tech giant only marginally diminished its self-favoring practices in the company’s search engine. Mr. Joaquín Almunia, the current European Commissioner for Competition pursued a settlement with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) that was expected to be signed by the end of his 5-year term. However, due to the large number of complains an several issues identified, it will be the diligence of the former Danish economy minister Margrethe Vestager to give a verdict on the case.
News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA)’s CEO, Robert Thomson, accused Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) of having intentions to exploit market dominance in competitors’ detriment. The latter company’s head of global communications, Rachel Whetstone, posted a response on the firm’s blog denying vehemently the accusations brought up. She also mentioned the fact that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) spends enormous amounts of money, tens of millions of dollars, to battle piracy on YouTube and copyright infringements on pages among search results. About 222 million web-pages have been removed from the suggestions displayed in the course of last year.
Now, this can evolve into a he said she said game with little essence attached to it, so hopefully the companies will settle at a common denominator without begging officials to follow certain decisions. In any case, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will have to dodge more stones thrown at it as the European Commission continues to examine the company’s progress.
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