Google Attacks EU Antitrust Case, Says It ‘Doesn’t Fit the Reality’
Google poured disdain on the European Union claims it skewed indexed shopping lists to support its own administrations and said controllers have neglected to see that the internet searcher Goliath is going after a head-on with web based business monsters Amazon.com and eBay.
Google said Thursday that the EU’s charges need prove and would at last damage clients in support “of a little number of sites,” in a blog presenting enumerating its reaction on European Commission antitrust protests over its correlation shopping and AdSense administrations.
“The commission’s reexamined case still lays on a hypothesis that only doesn’t fit the fact about how many people shop on the web,” Kent Walker, Google’s senior VP, and general direction said in the blog entry. The EU’s “cases aren’t right in actuality, law, and financial aspects.”
Google confronted four EU antitrust protests since the Brussels-based controller opened its first test into the Mountain View, a California-based organization in November 2010. In a past reaction, Google disparaged as “exceptional and tricky” the first explanation of complaints about the way it shows indexed lists.
The Commission started its shopping case in July, saying it has “an expansive scope of extra proof and information” that the Alphabet Inc. unit efficiently supports its particular correlation shopping administration in its indexed lists and that littler opponents lose movement when they show up let down in results.
“There is no essential connection between the development of our pursuit administrations and the execution of value correlation locales,” Walker said on the blog.
The Brussels-based commission said it got Google’s reactions and will “precisely consider” them “before taking any choice on the best way to continue.”
Against Google, campaigners reprimanded the organization’s response.
“At the point when customers take a gander at Google advertisements, they don’t get the best, most relevant outcomes. Rather, they get because of sponsors willing to pay Google the more cash,” said Thomas Vinje, a legal counselor with Clifford Chance who speaks to FairSearch Europe, whose individuals incorporate Expedia and Nokia.
The additional announcement of complaints in the shopping case “didn’t offer another hypothesis, however, contended that since destinations like Amazon some of the time pay” value examination aggregators “for alluded movement, they can’t likewise be considered opponents,” said Walker.
Google’s view is that Amazon just gets a little measure of its activity from such administrations, “barely enough to bolster the thought they don’t contend with value examination destinations,” he said.