Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:17

EU thinks Google plays monopoly

Written by Nick Farrell



Has too many hotels in Park Lane


The EU's antitrust watchdog says that Google may have abused its online dominance to sit on competition.

Earlier this week it offered the company a chance to settle the allegations to avoid formal charges and many of us wondered why.  After all it made a lot of dosh from fining Intel. Joaquin Almunia, the head of competition policy for the European Commission said that fast-moving markets would particularly benefit from a quick resolution of the competition issues identified.

He said that restoring competition swiftly to the benefit of users at an early stage is always preferable to lengthy proceedings, although these sometimes become indispensable to competition enforcement. Almunia hoped that Google seizes the opportunity to swiftly resolve EU concerns, for the benefit of competition and innovation in the sector.

In short, we will throw the book at Google if it does not pull finger and do our work for us. European officials have been conducting a formal antitrust investigation of Google since 2010 in response to complaints from some websites that the internet search giant was treating their search results different than its own.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments