台州二手车交易市场GoogleaccusedoffailingtocomplywithEUshoppingrulbyrivals

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  台州二手车交易市场Google accused of failing to comply with EU shopping ruling by rivalsGoogle accused of failing to comply with EU shopping ruling by rivals Shopping comparison sites accused Google in an open letter on Friday of failing to comply with a major EU ruling about how the internet giant displays shopping services.Last year, Europes regulator slapped Google with a 2.42 billion euro ($$2.72 billion) fine for favoring its own shopping services in its search results over those of rivals following a years-long antitrust investigation. Over a year on, 14 shopping services are saying that Googles new method for listing shopping services in search results has still not resulted in a level playing field across the industry.The commissions decision is the result of one of three antitrust investigations into Google. The EU issued a second fine of $$5 billion over Android this year, and is expected to make a decision over AdSense, Googles ad-serving platform, in the near future.Google is a target for the Competition Commission because of its dominant position in the market, both as the most popular search engine and as the brains behind Android, the worlds biggest mobile operating system. Dominance isnt a problem in and of itself, but regulators are keen to make sure its not abused by big companies in order to stifle competition, which could leave consumers with less choice. The hope behind the commissions Google shopping decision was that shoppers across Europe would ultimately have the greatest chance of discovering the retail deals that are best for them, whether or not theyre being promoted by Googles own services.In a letter addressed to Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Googles rivals claimed that the auction-based system for deciding where shopping services are displayed has done nothing to remedy the problem. "The harm to competition, consumers and innovation caused by Googles illegal conduct has continued unabated," they said, urging the commission to begin noncompliance proceedings against the company.A spokesman for the European Competition Commission confirmed it had received the letter and was "carefully looking at it."The commissions decision requires Google to put measures in place to remedy what its investigation concluded were the companys illegal activities. To do this it must find a way to give equal treatment to rival shopping services, alongside its own service. "There is more than one way to do this," said the commission spokesman. "It is Googles sole responsibility to change its conduct in order to comply with this obligation."A spokesman for Google argued that the company had complied with commissions order."We allow all comparison shopping services to compete equally to show product ads from merchants on Googles Search results page," the spokesman said. "To help drive awareness amongst merchants who are unfamiliar with these new opportunities, were currently offering incentives for them to work with comparison shopping services."One year on, both services that existed before the remedy and services that are new to comparison shopping are participating successfully," he said.The commission said its actively monitoring the situation and is in close communication with those most directly affected. "We have not yet taken a position on whether Google has complied with our decision," the commission spokesman said. "And since we havent done so, this obviously remains an open question."Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations -- erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves -- with everyday tech. Heres what happens.Hello, humans: Googles Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet.

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