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E.U. Says Google's Antitrust Idea for Search on Android Not Helping

     
12:44 pm on Nov 8, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Google's proposal over antitrust search to allow competitors to bid to position on search in Europe on Android is not helping, says the European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
“We may see a show of rivals in the shopping box. We may see a pickup when it comes to clicks for merchants. But we still do not see much traffic for viable competitors when it comes to shopping comparison,” she told a Web Summit conference.


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10:18 am on Nov 10, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Any surprise? Whatever g can do to minimize competition (the bid for position ... which pays g in the process) is merely judicial appeasement and NO COMPLIANCE AS INTENDED.
12:23 pm on Nov 12, 2019 (gmt 0)

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No surprise here. I didn't think it was a good idea, but, I suspect it was meant to appease the EU.