The case, which began in 2009, can still be reconsidered.
Google and the European Union are still struggling with different product packaging schemes across the Google empire. The latest news about Google Shopping's integration with Google Search. In 2017, the European Union ruled that merging Google Shopping with "Search" violated antitrust laws. Today, Google lost its appeal and the court suspended the €2.4 billion ($2.8 billion) fine. Google can still appeal the ruling, but this time the company is appealing to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest court in the European Union. p>
Read more Google is sending anti-regulatory ads to small businesses using Google Maps, as in many other antitrust lawsuits Google is facing around the world, European Union regulators have had trouble with Google, which announces Artificially for its services search for competition. Google Maps, Google Shopping, and Google Flights results pages are automatically ranked at the top of organic search results.
Google Vertics delivers Google search results with rich and useful content often above the standard "10 blue links" interface, but there is no reason why non-Google services can't provide this data. Google often says the rules remove these rich results from search, but they have a "Structured Data Format" that allows rich results from non-Google sites, so that claim adds nothing. Today, Google regularly shows rich content from third-party sites. Not just pinned at the top of the page. From 2012 to 2020, he was an exclusive carrier of advertising. Instead of an organic list of shopping-centric search results, each list was something the seller of the product paid for. Google dropped the "paid listings" policy in April 2020, and if you scroll down the site now, you'll see membership (and free) listings. In contrast to Google search, shopping is no longer an indexed service yet Google's search engine crawls across the Internet in search of information. Instead, sellers must sign up for a Google Merchant Center account and submit a structured feed of product data to Google.
The "Google Search/Google Shopping Complaint" has its origins in 2009, and if Google decides to appeal again, today's ruling may not be final. Google continues to have other antitrust issues in the European Union related to its AdSense and Android programs, and the European Union is conducting further research into Google's advertising activity.
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