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Google probe ends with mild rebuke

CASE CLOSED:Citing a lack of evidence that the firm had tweaked search results, the FTC ended its probe, while some said it was a missed chance to protect innovation

Reuters, Washington

The EU, based in Brussels, is conducting a parallel probe of Google. It announced on Dec. 18 that it was giving the company a month to come up with proposals to resolve its probe.

The European Commission has been examining informal settlement proposals from Google since July last year but has not sought feedback from the complainants, suggesting it is not convinced by what Google has put on the table so far.

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