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Google offers improved anti-trust pledge: EU

English.news.cn   2014-02-05 20:37:30

BRUSSELS, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Google has made concessions to address the European Union's anti-trust concerns over the world's dominant search engine's online search and search advertising technologies, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

In its "improved commitments" proposal, Google has pledged that whenever it promotes its own specialized search services on its web page, the services of three rivals will also be displayed in a way that is clearly visible to users and comparable to the way in which Google displays its own services, the Commission said.

The principle will apply not only for Google's existing specialized search services, but also to changes in the presentation of those services and for future services.

Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for competition, said he believed that the new proposal obtained from Google after long and difficult talks can now address the Commission's concerns.

"Without preventing Google from improving its own services, it provides users with real choice between competing services presented in a comparable way; it is then up to them to choose the best alternative," he was quoted as saying in a Commission statement.

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