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EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

The European competition commissioner Joaquí n Almunia has suggested that when he completes his antitrust investigation into Google, he might follow it with a YouTube study. The Google investigation has been going on since 2011 , with the European Commission (EC) rejecting multiple proposals for search concessions from Google. In a speech at Chatham House in London, Almunia said he was aware of criticisms of a mooted YouTube policy on independent music and other issues, and could turn his attention to them at a later date. "In general [the complainants] make three broad allegations," he said. "The use of Google's dominant position in search to push other services – eg Google+ and YouTube – and foreclose competitors; Google's terms and conditions for AdWords, its auction-based offering of advertising space, and AdSense, its offering of advertising services on publishers' we...

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