Search engine giant, Google has been sailing on troubled waters, off late. Its market presence is being questioned by officials, on the count that it’s affecting the development of rival services. The latest to add to Google’s woes is a legal case slapped by the French search giant, 1PlusV for a staggering 295m Euros.
Under the scanner..
The French search giant, apparently, has been increasingly feeling the pinch of Google’s ‘dominating’ ways. This was followed by a complaint from Microsoft, 1PlusV, and what followed was an investigation by the European Commission. This investigation is in addition to the already existing investigation that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is carrying out. For the French search engine, the final blow came when Google, allegedly barred it from developing vertical search engines.