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Serious claims, made by FTC investigators, came just months before the commissioners decided against launching an antitrust suit against Google in 2013, according to documents obtained by the WSJ.
An ongoing investigation into Google's search practices could lead to the company getting nailed with billions of dollars in fines.
A Google exec says the realignment will help Google respond more quickly to what's happening in individual countries.
A resolution calls on Europe's competition regulators to consider "unbundling" Google's other commercial services from its search business. The vote sends a signal -- but it's only symbolic.
The search giant's latest concessions to settle the dispute are seen as a positive step by the European Commission.
European competition authorities have reportedly sent out a questionnaire to Google's competitors in the mobile market, asking their opinions on its behaviors.
Google offers to label its own services in search results and give some prominence to rivals. European competitiveness regulators now want feedback, and critics are lodging objections.
Package of concessions includes clear labeling of its own products in search results, as well as prominent placement of rivals' services, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft and Nokia are complaining to EU watchdogs that Google is using Android to carve a monopoly on smart phones and tablets.
A years-long competition inquiry into Google's search dominance is entering a new chapter as the European Commission and Google competitors evaluate a proposed remedy.