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German Price-Comparison Service Cites EU Antitrust Decision in Google Suit

A German price-comparison portal has become the first major company to sue Alphabet Inc.’s Google while invoking a 2017 European antitrust decision to fine the U.S. technology giant for abusing its dominant position in the search-engine market. In the suit filed in a Berlin court , Idealo internet GmbH, a leading price-comparison service that is majority-owned by publisher Axel Springer, alleged that Google made it harder for users of its search engine to find links to Idealo after the U.S. company started promoting its own price-comparison offering, now called Google Shopping.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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