EU Considers Major Probe of Technology Companies

The European Union is weighing a major investigation into how Internet platforms like Google Inc. and Inc. operate in Europe, amid concerns that such companies have too much power over smaller firms . The investigation, proposed in an internal EU discussion paper seen by The Wall Street Journal, comes amid a flurry of other probes into various U.S. tech companies, whose dominance of Europe’s online landscape is causing deep concern in top policy circles.