“A decision by U.S. regulators to end a probe into whether Google Inc hurt rivals by manipulating internet searches will not affect the European Union’s examination of the company,” Ethan Bilby reports for Reuters.

“U.S. regulators on Thursday ended their investigation into the giant internet company, which runs the world’s most popular search engine,” Bilby reports. “Other internet companies, such as Microsoft Corp, had complained about Google tweaking its search results to give prominence to its own products. But the FTC said there was not enough evidence to pursue a big search-bias case.”

Bilby reports, “If it fails to address the complaints and is found guilty, Google could eventually be fined [by the European Commission] up to 10 percent of its revenue – a fine of up to $4 billion.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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