Forum - Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs
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Post 110734       November 27 '14 at 04:45 PM
By samzenpus from Slashdot's breaking-things-up department:
An anonymous reader is one of many to send word that the European Parliament has voted 384 to 174 in favor of unbundling search engines from other commercial services in order to ensure competition. "The European Parliament has voted in favor of breaking Google up, as a solution to complaints that it favors is own services in search results. Politicians have no power to enforce a break-up, but the landmark vote sends a clear message to European regulators to get tough on the net giant. US politicians and trade bodies have voiced their dismay at the vote. The ultimate decision will rest with EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. She has inherited the anti-competitive case lodged by Google's rivals in 2010. Google has around 90% market share for search in Europe. The Commission has never before ordered the break-up of any company, and many believe it is unlikely to do so now. But politicians are desperate to find a solution to the long-running anti-competitive dispute with Google."
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Post 110735       November 27 '14 at 04:47 PM
"Google should be broken up" because reasons...and internet...and Google. Grr Google! I am angry and confused by things I don't understand!