First blood in the EU’s war on Google

Following in the footsteps of China could free the EU from the search engine’s dominance, writes Shira Ovide

22nd July, 2018

The greatest hope of European regulators cracking down on Google’s business practices is that the rest of the world becomes a little more like China and its flourishing technology industry. It’s hard to imagine the European bureaucrats’ dreams will come true.

In China, government restrictions and Google’s strategic decisions have left the country’s technology market to operate almost free from the search giant’s grip for years. As a result, Google’s...

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