EU antitrust regulators want Google to offer concessions on how its search engine works on all platforms, including computers, tablets and mobile devices, two people familiar with the issue said on Friday. If Google is not able to provide the concessions, it will face charges of anticompetitive behaviour and could face severe fines, the EU's competition commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, has said.

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Almunia wants remedies for all computing devices that have access to the Internet and provide a search capability, one of the people said.

Earlier this month, the world's most popular search engine proposed concessions in a bid to settle an 18-month long investigation fueled by complaints from rivals including Microsoft. 

The European Commission is now examining the offer.


Publish date: July 21, 2012 10:04 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 10:52 pm

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