Google’s lawyers in Europe, who have been forced to deal with all sorts of investigations and inquiries over the past few years, have just had more obstacles dropped in their way. A new report’s indicated that the European Commission will look into two antitrust complaints originating in Germany.
Google may soon find it necessary to send another plane full of lawyers across the Atlantic. European regulators have decided to take a closer look at the company’s business practices in response to three separate antitrust complaints.
The proposed Microsoft-Yahoo search partnership may soon be approved by one set of regulators, at least. A new report indicates that the European Commission will give it a green light one week from today.
For some time now, a sort of "Google vs. Everybody" situation has been developing in Germany. The bad news for the search giant is that, as four online marketing agencies have prepared to team up, the situation’s continuing to take shape, and the European Commission is fine with it.
Remember that proposed Microsoft Yahoo search and advertising deal? It’s still awaiting regulatory approval, but it might be a step closer to its destiny soon, no matter which way it goes.
The European Commission has set a deadline for a decision on approval of Microsoft’s bid (via Reuters). The date is February 19, or exactly a month from today. The deadline was published yesterday within a list of other deadlines for other deals.