Italy antitrust body closes Google probe

Italy's antitrust authority closed a probe into whether Google coerced local newspapers into posting stories on its news site, it said on Monday, accepting commitments proposed by the internet search group.
  • Language
  • App
  • Subscriptions
  • Specials
  • Sign-In
  • Register
GeStepAhead GrowMyMoney SME Special
moneycontrol.com

Home » News » World News

Jan 18, 2011, 10.03 AM | Source: Reuters

Italy antitrust body closes Google probe

Italy's antitrust authority closed a probe into whether Google coerced local newspapers into posting stories on its news site, it said on Monday, accepting commitments proposed by the internet search group.

Like this story, share it with millions of investors on M3

Italy antitrust body closes Google probe

Italy's antitrust authority closed a probe into whether Google coerced local newspapers into posting stories on its news site, it said on Monday, accepting commitments proposed by the internet search group.

Post Your Comments

Share Cancel

Italy antitrust body closes Google probe
Italy's antitrust authority closed a probe into whether Google coerced local newspapers into posting stories on its news site, it said on Monday, accepting commitments proposed by the internet search group.

The probe was opened in August 2009 after the Italian Federation of Newspaper Editors alleged that any publication refusing to appear on the Google News Italia website was excluded from Google's search engine.

Italy's antitrust agency chief had urged Google to talk with Italian publishers to resolve the issue, or risk heavy fines.

Google has now ensured newspaper publishers will not have content excluded from the search engine and pledged to disclose revenue-sharing mechanisms, the authority said.

Google said in a statement it had addressed the concerns of publishers.

"While we comply with Italian and EU competition laws, we also understand that there is always room for improvement in our business," it said.

The editors' association represents media groups such as RCS Mediagroup and L'Espresso, among others.

Ads by Google

Buy, Hold, Sell ? Hear it first on M3
Italy antitrust body closes Google probe
New Member
0 Followers

See all

Get started using your favorite social network

or

Login using moneycontrol ID

Username
Password

Need help logging in? Reset password.

Don´t have an account? Sign Up

Get started using your favorite social network

or

Simply sign up using this short form

* mandatory

UserName*

Username should be atleast 4 character

Password*

Password should be 8 or more characters,
atleast 1 number, 1 symbol & 1 upper case letter

Alert

Your Password should contain
  • 8 or more characters
  • At least 1 number
  • At least 1 symbol
  • At least 1 upper case letter
Confirm Password*
Email
Already have an account? Login