Google came under a lot of criticism from the European Commission which categorically stated that the search giant might be abusing its dominant position in search engine market by giving preferential treatment to its own services in search results.
They had also called in an investigation in to the matter by appointing Europe's antitrust head Joaquin Almunia. The company now has matter of weeks to come up with some remedies as to why this bias is shown.
But a Google spokesman, Al Verney, brushed aside all the allegations, stating that they disagree with the conclusions of the committee, but would work to resolve the matter. He said, "We're happy to discuss any concerns they might have. Competition on the web has increased dramatically in the last two years since the commission started looking at this and the competitive pressures Google faces are tremendous".
The investigation has been going on since November 2010 after complaints were registered from several rivals. They stated that the manner in which Google displays its own vertical search services differently from others shows biasness. Moreover, it also copies content from other websites such as restaurant review only to include it within its own services.