Back in 2017, the search engine giant Google was fined €2.4 billion for abusing its dominant market position in the area of general internet search. Numerous retailers and price comparators believed that by placing its comparison shopping service at the top of the search results page, Google is gaining an unfair competitive advantage in the product and price comparison market.
Voicing out against Google!
In this regard, LadenZeile.de, one of the leading online shopping portals in Germany, along with 40 others, have therefore sent an open letter to EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. According to the letter, the undersigned small and medium-sized digital companies are pushing for the effective finalization of the prohibition decision against Google Shopping issued in 2017.