French Antitrust Watchdog Targets Google

France's antitrust watchdog said that Google Inc. has a dominant position in the French Internet search advertising market, a decision that could lead to further scrutiny of the U.S.-based web giant's business practices in the country. In its opinion -- which the competition watchdog said is the first of its kind worldwide -- the Autorité said that ads which appear when people type queries into an Internet search engine form a specific market, which Google dominates.