EU votes to back a proposal to break Google search away from its other services

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Following a four-year antitrust investigation in the region, the European Parliament has voted to break up Google and separate its search business from the company’s other services. The Parliament does not have the power to break up Google: its vote in Strasbourg is more of a recommendation to EU member states and the European Commission to break up Google and similar companies involved in search and other digital services. It might also alert regulators to the issue of Google’s monopoly in the European Web search space, where it has a 90 percent market share across searches. In 2010, some of…

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