Google Promises To Open Up In Face Of Italian Probe

Law360, New York (May 14, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT) -- In an effort to end a nearly yearlong Italian antitrust investigation, Google Inc. has offered to amend certain contracts to increase the transparency of how revenues from Google-administered ads are shared with website operators.

The Italian antitrust regulator, Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, published Google's offer on its website on Friday. Interested parties now have 30 days to submit comments on the company's offer, the authority said.

"We've been happy to work with the Italian competition authority and our publishing partners to address their...
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