Google Fights Growing Battle Over “Search Neutrality”


Source: GigaOm
Author: Mathew Ingram
Location:
European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

The European Union, which has been investigating Google’s dominance in web search as a result of complaints from several competitors, is broadening that investigation to include other aspects of the company’s business. The EU opened the original case last month, and has now added two German complaints to it — one made by a group of media outlets and one by a mapping company, both of whom claim Google is favoring its own properties unfairly, and also has refused to compensate publishers for their content.

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