Google takes on European Commission to drag it through court in case worth £2BILLION


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Google has ranked an appeal with the General Court of the European Union

The Silicon Valley Amazon has filed an appeal with the General Court of the European Union after stating then that it «respectfully» disagreed with the European Commission’s conclusions.

The incarceration comes after the competition referee launched an investigation into Google Shopping seven years ago, in the thick of complaints it gave the service a prominent position on the internet search mechanism, while rival services were demoted.

The European Commission bid the internet search giant in June that it had 90 days to a halt the practice or face a penalty of up to 5 per cent of the average daily turnover of the outfit’s parent company, Alphabet.

The watchdog found that Google side by side its comparison shopping service an illegal advantage in 13 European Fiscal Area countries, including in the United Kingdom and Germany where it was slung in 2008.

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Google has «respectfully» disagreed with the European Commission’s conclusions

The maligning caused traffic to Google’s shopping service to jump 45-fold in the Unified Kingdom, 35-fold in Germany and 19-fold in France.

However, the demotions to rival websites triggered a carefully reduction in traffic, with some UK sites seeing visitor counts plunge 85 per cent.

The fine handed to Google was a significant hike on the previous record sentence of €1.06 billion (£937 million) dished out by the commission to US microchip establish Intel in 2009.

The EU is also investigating whether Google tried to squeeze out its competitors in online search advertising and through its Android mobile operating practice.

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