Thursday, August 27, 2009

Italy antitrust probes Google on coercion claim by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech

See a pattern or two emerging yet?…

Italy's anti-trust watchdog said on Thursday it was opening an investigation into Google's Italian news website after local papers complained that they were forced to appear on the site. (http://news.google.it)

The competition authority said the Italian Federation of Newspaper Editors had complained that any publication that did not agree to appear on the website "would automatically be excluded from Google's search engine."

Italy antitrust probes Google on coercion claim by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech

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