EU Competition Commissioner Reports 'Improvements' from Google

Google’s proposals to increase competition in online shopping are bearing fruit, Europe’s antitrust chief said, suggesting that the company may be able to avoid further fines. Alphabet Inc’s Google last year offered to allow price-comparison rivals to bid for advertising space at the top of a search page, giving them the chance to compete on equal terms, seeking to appease regulators after the European Commission fined it a record 2.4 billion euros ($2.8 billion) for favoring its own service.