Incoming EU Official Floats Anti-Google Ideas

He’s not even officially in the job yet, but incoming European Commissioner for the Digital Economy, Germany’s Günther Oettinger, seems to be champing at the bit to curtail Google Inc.’s power on the continent. In a series of interviews with German newspapers -- themselves very receptive to cracking down on the U.S. tech giant -- Mr. Oettinger floated various anti-Google ideas that could take on a more concrete form when he takes office on Nov. 1.