Italy Investigating Google Over Antitrust Concerns

Italian competition authorities said that they were investigating Google, following complaints from publishers that the company was abusing its dominant position on the Internet to deny them a fair share of online advertising revenue. Carlo Malinconico, president of the Italian Federation of Newspaper Publishers, said the group had complained to the antitrust authority about a "lack of transparency" in Google's search engine and Google News service, which compiles blurbs of news stories on the Web and provides links to them.

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