AMSTERDAM (AP) — Europe's top competition official says his agency is close to a decision in its three-year investigation into whether Google Inc. has abused its dominant position in Internet searches to unfairly thwart competition.
Joaquin Almunia, the European Commission's competition commissioner, said Wednesday that investigations by his agency and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission will not reach identical conclusions, in part because Google has larger market share in Europe.
The FTC settled its case with Google in January.
Almunia said concessions offered by Google have not been sufficient and he has asked the company to "improve its offer" or face possible sanctions.
"We will not have to wait a long time to see which of the routes will be chosen," Almunia said at a symposium at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
State Police need your help finding a missing woman last seen leaving M&T Bank on Main Street in Clarence this past Monday.
Police in Lockport say they have taken action after a threat was posted on a social media site from a student threatening to bring a gun to North Park School.
State Police are thanking News 4 viewers for helping them locate a man who allegedly hit a mother with his pickup truck as she loaded her two children into her vehicle and then fled the scene.
Intense Lk Snow North early heads back to Ski Country Late; General Snow Saturday
Lewiston Police are reconstructing the scene of a fatal accident between a car and pedestrian.
GingerBread Lane, a 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, icing and candy, has been designated world's largest gingerbread village by Guinness World Records.