Google agrees to give equal prominence to rivals' services to settle EU antitrust case

Google will make significant changes to the way it operates in Europe, it said Wednesday

Google has agreed to give comparable display to specialized search services that rival its own, in order to settle a European Union antitrust case, the European Commission said Wednesday.

The commitment improves on the previous offer the company had made to the Commission.

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The complainants in the case will have a chance to comment on Google's latest offer before the Commission decides whether to turn the offer into a legally binding commitment, the Commission said.

Google's General Counsel, Kent Walker, said in statement: "We will be making significant changes to the way Google operates in Europe. We have been working with the European Commission to address issues they raised and look forward to resolving this matter."

(More to follow.)

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