EU has 4 concerns where Google may abuse position
Published Monday, May 21, 2012 8:00AM EDT
BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union says Google Inc. must in "a matter of weeks" outline steps it is willing to take to ease concerns about alleged abuses of its dominant position in the online search market.
EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia said Monday that after a 1 1/2 year investigation it had pinpointed four specific areas of concern and insisted the problems needed to be dealt with swiftly.
He said that "these fast moving markets would particularly benefit from a quick resolution of the competition issues identified."
The concerns centre on how Google deals with its search results, how content is used and how advertising is run on its search engine.