Google accused of "trade diversion"

According to the European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, the Web giant of abusing its dominant position. He put forward its own services over those of its competitors.

Google will show your credentials before the European Commission. In an interview published on Friday 11 January by the Financial Times, Joaquin Almunia, European Commissioner for competition doubts about the practices of Google.

Its search engine , which generates 90% of research is indeed suspected to highlight priority Google services to the detriment of its competitors. The Mountain View giant and is the target of an investigation by the European authorities for several months.

"We are continuing our investigation, but my belief is that they divert traffic, said Joaquin Almunia. they monetize this type of service, they have a strong position in the general market research and I am afraid that is not only dominant position but also an abuse of that dominant position".

Bleached to States

However, this opinion is not shared by all. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. trade policeman, Google blanked, ending an investigation that began in 2011.

The company has fared with the commitments it must comply under penalty of prosecution. This includes the use of its advertising platform and its patents obtained after the acquisition of Motorola. In Europe, Google will present its concessions to the European Commission this month.

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