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Europe's antitrust watchdog has said Google's revised proposed changes to its business practises, which came in the wake of "abuse of dominance" allegations, may be enough for the web giant to avoid formal penalties. European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia has "considered that the outline of proposals that Google …

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that sounds like BullSchmidt

and nothing else

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Re: that sounds like BullSchmidt

Exactly, and El Reg fell for it again

http://searchengineland.com/google-antitrust-settlement-take-two-not-quite-yet-128618

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Good - they can focus on the real issue

i.e fining Microsoft.

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WTF?

Face lengthy proceedings?

As opposed to, well, facing justice?

Regardless of your views on this, it says a lot about the Commission methinks.

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it says a lot about the Commission methinks

Yes it says, if you are prepared to negotiate with them you can save yourself a hell of a lot of money.

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who's really 'avoiding proceedings' though?

Still not obvious who's more interested in avoiding 'lengthy proceedings', Google or the commission. Have to wait and see how insipid the deal is.

Still 100% confident this won't please the vertical search engine failures driving this ;)

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