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Google’s antitrust proposal has been rejected by the EU

Published Jul 17th, 2013 5:45PM EDT
Google EU Antitrust Settlement

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Officials from the European Commission are not satisfied with Google’s antitrust settlement proposal. The company previously said it would display links to rival services on its search page and clearly label its own services. European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia revealed that Google has been asked to present a better proposal that ensures it isn’t blocking results from competitors. The commissioner noted that Google’s original proposal was “not enough” to help overcome the EU’s concerns. A Google spokesperson told Reuters that its proposal “clearly addresses the four areas of concern,” however it will continue to work with the EU competition authority to resolve the situation. Google could face an antitrust fine as high as $5 billion if it cannot come to an agreement with the commission.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.

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