The European Commission's competition regulator says something looks fishy in "selective" treatment of Apple by Irish authorities, and he wants answers.
Across much of Europe, people embarrassed by certain search results can prod Google and other search engines to clean things up.
Amid a tangle with EU regulators over how it displays search results, Google gets into a war of words with Rupert Murdoch's media giant.
After three previous settlement attempts, regulators say formal objections are the "logical next step" if the two sides can't come to an agreement.
In sharply written letter opposing settlement offer in EU case against Google, News Corp. exec says Google is stifling competition and exploiting its dominant market position.
Regulators may examine whether or not Google uses Android's dominance to unfairly spread the use of its own services over those of competitors.
Regulators say that the acquisition raises no competition concerns because the companies' combined market share is low.
The European Union is reportedly concerned that Google isn't doing enough to hide search results internationally.
After reaching a controversial deal with European regulators in February, the EU may revise terms of Google's settlement.
In response to the European Commission's requests, Google says it won't use the word "free" when referring to games that contain in-app purchases.