Italy Ends Google News Antitrust Investigation

The Italian antitrust authority said that it had ended an investigation into Google’s Internet news service after the company took steps to ease newspaper publishers’ concerns about control over their content and the sharing of advertising revenue. The Italian Federation of Newspaper Publishers had complained to the regulator in 2009 about Google News, contending that its members were unable to remove articles from the service without pulling them out of Google’s main search engine, a move that would cost them advertising revenue.