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European Publishers, Others Slam Google On “Abusive” Practices, Ask EC To Reject Google Proposal

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http://techcrunch.com – It looks like it may be back to the drawing board for Google on the European competitive front: hundreds of publishers and publishing trade associations today are coming out in force to ask the European Commission and its Vice President Joaquín Almunia to “reject outright” Google’s draft remedies, which Google suggested to rebalance competition in search and other online products where it is dominant in the region. The move, by the European Publishers’ Council, comes on the same day that other would-be Google competitors, including online mapping and travel companies, (IT news)