EU Antitrust Head Says Google Probe Needs Care, Speed

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 2:38 PM EDT) -- The European Union's competition chief said Friday that a probe of Google Inc.'s dominance in the Internet search market required "special care" and that it would take into consideration the fast-moving industry as well as the company's business model.

EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told a competition conference in Florence, Italy, that the agency's ongoing investigation into Google's conduct was a complicated effort to establish whether the company held an entrenched position in the online search market and effectively acted as a gatekeeper with the power...
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