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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.
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.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will apparently delay its decision over Google's antitrust probe until 2013, and the search giant could settle with EU authorities as soon as January.
Federal regulators scrutinizing Google may not have a strong enough case to file a lawsuit targeting the company's search service, Bloomberg reports.
U.S. and European antitrust regulators are poised to crack down on the dominant search company. What changes to Google search might the cases trigger?
opinion The FTC is leaning toward suing Google, but Google's critics have yet to lay out a serious legal case against the company.
The EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia says the case is "complex" and his office is in no hurry to decide if it should launch a formal antitrust complaint against Google.
The online travel site says Google is engaging in "unfair practices." The move follows a similar one by Expedia, which filed an antitrust complaint last week against the search giant.
The software company reportedly complained about Google+, but has publicly denied any claims that it filed a complaint against the social network.