News Summary: Google to change search in Europe

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm •  Published: April 25, 2013

THE CHANGE: Google has agreed to change how it displays search results in Europe, including better labels of its promoted content and displaying links to competitors.

ANTITRUST: Google is making the change to appease concerns it might be abusing its dominant market position in Europe. The European Union's antitrust authority has since 2010 been investigating whether the company is unfairly stifling competition.

PILOT: The EU Commission is proposing a market test of Google's concessions for a month. That would give competitors the chance to say whether they deem them sufficient.