We told you back in February that the European Comission was looking into Google after a number of complaints from a range of companies who claimed that Google wasn’t ranking its competitors fairly in its search results.
The original complaint came from a number of companies which included Foundem, a vertical search engine, a French legal search engine called ejustice.fr, and finally Microsoft’s Ciao from Bing.
Its seems that Google will now face a formal investigation into the allegations, so the European Commission must have found something which they think warrants a formal investigation in their initial enquiries.
The last company to get on the wrong side of the European Commission was Intel, who ended up having to pay a fine of $1.45 billion, and if the EU finds Google guilty of any wrong doing the fine could be larger as the regulator is capable of making a company up to 10 percent of their revenue.
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