European Commission says it has received Google's proposal to settle antitrust case

But as one E.U. antitrust case moves towards a settlement, an industry organization says it has filed another complaint against Google

By Loek Essers, IDG News Service |  Networking

The group alleges that Google did not achieve its 90% share of the European markets for online search, search advertising and keyword advertising on technical merits, but rather by preventing its rivals from reaching customers and users through the creation of an illegal network of exclusive relationships with network providers, software developers and phone manufacturers.

Unless the Commission deals with these matters, any settlement will only be treating the symptoms, not curing the underlying disease, ICOMP said Wednesday.

The Commission couldn't immediately comment on ICOMP's complaint.

(With additional reporting by Peter Sayer in Paris and Jennifer Baker in Brussels.)

Loek is Amsterdam Correspondent and covers online privacy, intellectual property, open-source and online payment issues for the IDG News Service. Follow him on Twitter at @loekessers or email tips and comments to loek_essers@idg.com

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