The search providers leveling the charges are Foundem, a U.K. price comparison site; ejustice.fr, a French legal search engine; and Ciao, a U.K. search engine owned by Microsoft. These three Web sites offer vertical search services, which means they provide users with specific online information, such as price comparisons.More info at CNET.
As part of its probe, the EC said it will examine whether Google lowered the rankings of the services provided by the three Web sites while giving its own vertical services preferential treatment in unpaid search results.
Google faces European antitrust probe
Posted on Tuesday, November 30 2010 @ 19:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck