The European Commission (EC) launched a preliminary antitrust investigation against Google after many online companies have complained of anticompetitive practices by the world leader in Internet search.
Therefore, two companies with activities in services online of compare prices and search, one in UK and another in France, claim that Google’s search algorithm demote intentionally their websites.
However, a company owned by Microsoft complained to the EC on the terms and conditions offered by Google for advertising.
The search engine considers that the activities carried out comply with EU competition law.
Google holds 90% of overall Internet search market, compared with a combined share of 7.4% for Yahoo! and Bing, according to data provided in November by StatCounter.
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