European Commission asks Google for more concessions in antitrust case

Google's current proposals do not satisfy EU Competition chief

By Jennifer Baker, IDG News Service |  Internet

"The study provides the hard, unbiased evidence for what seemed obvious: if Google gives itself prime placement and rich graphics on the search landing page, while relegating rivals to small links, then Google's own products will prevail," said FairSearch Europe spokesman Thomas Vinjein in a statement.

Feedback from the market test will be taken into account in the Commission's final analysis. However it is the Commission that Google's remedies must satisfy, not any other party involved. If a solution isn't found, the Commission could still fine the company up to 10 percent of its annual global revenue.

Follow Jennifer on Twitter at @BrusselsGeek or email tips and comments to jennifer_baker@idg.com.

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