Analysis: Will Google follow Microsoft footsteps in EU probe?


An interesting Reuters article by Alexei Oreskovic and Foo Yun Chee analyzes whether Google’s influence in the industry will lead to events similar to those seen in Microsoft’s past legal battles. European regulators are constantly pressuring Google to provide more openness about their search engine due to reports of unfair discrimination against certain websites.

According to Brett Gordon, a professor at Columbia Business School, “The Commission would have to show that Google unfairly tampered with their algorithm to disadvantage other search services.” The EU’s patience in dealing with these matters and its favorable record against major tech firms such as Microsoft and Intel will no doubt signify that a long legal battle lies ahead for Google. Head over to Yahoo News for the full article…