TIMELINE-Google wins some, loses some in global antitrust battles

martes 19 de abril de 2016 13:56 GYT
 

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By Eric Auchard

FRANKFURT, April 19 (Reuters) - For more than a decade, Internet search and advertising giant Google, now a unit of holding company Alphabet Inc, has sparred with competitors in an expanding range of industries from Internet to media to telecoms to automobiles.

It has also battled with judges and regulators.

After fending off charges of anti-competitive behaviour for many years, the Silicon Valley company has, since 2014, seen the tide swing against it in several antitrust cases worldwide.

On Tuesday, Canada's Competition Commission closed an inquiry into Google's search and advertising practices dating from 2013.

The European Competition Commission is expected on Wednesday to charge Google with anti-competitive charges concerning its Android mobile phone operating system, two people familiar with the matter said.

A timeline of Google competition cases follows:

2007 - USA - Competitors and consumer groups push U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's acquisition of online display advertising firm DoubleClick. FTC signs off on deal but warns it will monitor Google closely for anticompetitive practices. reut.rs/1SpRyoH   Continuación...