EU Accuses Google Shopping of Search ‘Abuse’

BBC News:

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?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015