The search giant's latest concessions to settle the dispute are seen as a positive step by the European Commission.
EU has been examining whether the Web giant has engaged in anticompetitive behavior through the dominance of its mobile operating system, The New York Times reports.
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.
In a major win for the search giant, it avoids a battle over search bias.
European competition authorities have reportedly sent out a questionnaire to Google's competitors in the mobile market, asking their opinions on its behaviors.
The onetime Supreme Court nominee, who once attacked Microsoft over antitrust, says competitors are "seeking to use antitrust law" to punish Google. Meanwhile, the FTC is beginning to wrap up its probe.
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.
Washington, D.C., lawyer paid by Google's competitors says carving the Mountain View search company into multiple parts isn't "necessarily what's called for here," but might end up happening.
Several online travel companies, including TripAdvisor, Travelocity, and Expedia, form a partnership to try to block Google's impending acquisition of ITA.