The European Union has filed a complaint against Google over its alleged anti-competitive behaviour. The competition commissioner said she had issued a “statement of objections”, stating that the firm’s promotion of its own shopping links amounted to an abuse of its dominance in search. […]
Google accounts for more than a 90% of EU-based web searches.
I think Google’s going to lose this and be fined, but the fine will be a relative pittance. What I’m curious about is why Google’s web search share is so much higher in Europe than in the U.S. Better support for languages other than English?