четверг, 16 апреля 2015 г.

О претензиях Европейской Комиссии к Google и Android

Европейская Комиссия направила компании Google уведомление о претензиях.

- Google systematically positions and prominently displays its comparison shopping service in its general search results pages, irrespective of its merits. This conduct started in 2008. - Google does not apply to its own comparison shopping service the system of penalties, which it applies to other comparison shopping services on the basis of defined parameters, and which can lead to the lowering of the rank in which they appear in Google's general search results pages. - Froogle, Google's first comparison shopping service, did not benefit from any favourable treatment, and performed poorly.

- As a result of Google's systematic favouring of its subsequent comparison shopping services "Google Product Search" and "Google Shopping", both experienced higher rates of growth, to the detriment of rival comparison shopping services. - Google's conduct has a negative impact on consumers and innovation. It means that users do not necessarily see the most relevant comparison shopping results in response to their queries, and that incentives to innovate from rivals are lowered as they know that however good their product, they will not benefit from the same prominence as Google's product.

The Statement of Objections takes the preliminary view that in order to remedy the conduct, Google should treat its own comparison shopping service and those of rivals in the same way. This would not interfere with either the algorithms Google applies or how it designs its search results pages. It would, however, mean that when Google shows comparison shopping services in response to a user's query, the most relevant service or services would be selected to appear in Google's search results pages.

Комиссия предполагает, что компания злоупотребила своим доминирующим положением в сфере услуг интернет-поиска в странах Европейской экономической зоны, систематически отдавая предпочтение своим торговым продуктам при сравнении торговых продуктов на страницах результатов общего поиска. По мнению Европейской Комиссии, такое поведение нарушает антимонопольные правила ЕС, так как мешает конкуренции и идет во вред потребителям. Направление уведомления о претензиях не предрешает исхода расследования. Европейская Комиссия также официально открыла отдельное антимонопольное расследование в отношении мобильной операционной системы Android.

Источник:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4781_en.htm

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