Google Faces New €290M French Antitrust Complaint

By Roxanne Palmer (June 27, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT) -- French search engine company 1PlusV reportedly said Monday it will file a new antitrust complaint against Google Inc. in French court, seeking €290 million (US$414 million) for advertising revenue it supposedly lost as a result of Google's anti-competitive behavior.

"We launched our search engine in 2007, but we could not develop because of Google's discriminatory practices. Our company was nipped in the bud," 1PlusV founder Bruno Guillard said Monday, according to French newspaper Le Figaro.

1PlusV runs three vertical search engines designed to focus on specific subject areas to give users more tailored results. The company has said in previous filings...

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