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Google scores win on web search complaints

Google scores win on web search complaints

Updated 7 January 2013, 12:18 AEST

It's being billed as a major victory for the world's biggest Internet search engine. 

Regulators in the US have ended their investigation into Google, concluding that it did not manipulate its web search results to hurt rival companies.

Competitors such as Microsoft, Oracle and Trip Advisor aren't happy - they've released a joint statement saying that the decision will only embolden Google to act more aggressively to misuse its monopoly power.
 
Google has close to 70 per cent of the search market in the United States, and the figure is much higher in Australia and Europe.
 
As part of the settlement, the company has made some minor concessions to the US regulators, but its rivals are hoping ongoing investigations by the European Union and U.S state regulators will go much further.
 
Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Phil Leahy, the managing director of Online Market Experts.
 
Presenter: Laura Tchilinguirian
 
Speaker: Phil Leahy, managing director of Online Market Experts.

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