quote: I view this as just a money grab, both from politicians getting "contributions" from competing companies, and from the EU to try and get some money out of another company.
quote: Your description of the situation sounds as if the EU is fining google just because they have a large market share.
quote: And the $5 billion mark, well, a big company deserves a big fine.
quote: That's more or less what the EU is trying to force, exposing multiple search engine options to the general public.
quote: In April, Google submitted a settlement proposal that didn't change the algorithm used to create its search results. Rather, the company opted to clearly label any search results from its own services. Not only that, but in some instances, Google will offer links from rival search engines.
quote: I concluded that the proposals that Google sent to us are not enough to overcome our concerns