|Huge fine |
Those areas of concern, first highlighted in 2010, were:
how Google favours its own services in its search results
how it displays content from other websites
how it manages adverts appearing next to search results
how its actions affect marketers' ability to buy adverts through rival networks
On advertising, competitors have complained that it is too difficult to place ads on Google's Ad service using third-party software.
Both sides of the dispute have said they are eager to reach a settlement, but if necessary, the commission could formally file a case - leaving Google open to the prospect of being fined 10% of its annual revenue. [bbc.co.uk...]