The search engine wars are hotting up, it was a while back that Google accused Bing (by Microsoft) for cheating, now a French specialist search engine 1plusV has filed a complaint with the EU Commission over Google blocking them from using Google’s AdSense, resulting in lower internet traffic.
“A new complaint about Google’s alleged anti-competitive behaviour has been filed by specialist French search engine 1plusV. It follows similar complaints from price comparison site Foundem and legal search engine ejustice.fr last year.
Those triggered a European Commission probe into Google’s business practices, which is ongoing.
1plusV is the parent company of of eJustice.fr and runs so-called vertical search engines that specialise in law, music and culture.
It said that between 2006 and 2010 Google prevented vertical search firms from using its online advertising service AdSense.”
Read the full article HERE at BBC Technology News.