Google denies ‘cooking’ search results
The Senate Judiciary subcommittee on anti-trust is looking at whether Google abuses its market position.
The US Federal Trade Commission is also investigating the same issue.
The website search giant faces a further continuing investigation by the European Commission.
Mr Schmidt told the senators: “Google does nothing to block access to any of the competitors and other sources of information.”
In reference to software giant Microsoft – which faced years of anti-competition investigations and subsequent fines – Mr Schmidt said: “We get it. By that I mean, we get the lessons of our corporate predecessors.”
Sen Michael Lee of Utah said that Google’s market dominance gave it an “unnatural and extraordinary advantage”, and it had a “clear and inherent conflict of interest”.
Mr Schmidt was chief executive of Google for 10 years until April, when he was replaced by Larry Page, one of the company’s two founders.
Source : BBC.co.uk
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