Google facing European competition inquiry

The European Union (EU) has accused Google of abusing its market position to distort Internet search results, in favour of its Google Shopping service.  The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google outlining its view that Google users do not necessarily see the most relevant results in response to search queries – to the detriment of consumers and rival comparison shopping services, as well as stifling innovation. The case is the first time that antitrust charges have been ...