"Until we see what they're up to, it does not mean anything," Lynn said. "Maybe they just blow smoke so the president will be happy for a moment so they can not do anything again." In 2011, the Commission opened an investigation to determine whether the company classifies the search results of competing sites for purchases, travel and reviews as unfairly low. It closed the investigation in 2013 with a unanimous vote by the five-member Commission, which largely spared Google some minor voluntary commitments.
In 2015, the Wall Street Journal received the original FC. Employee report that was much more critical than what became public at the time. Google's "behavior has led to real harm to consumers and innovation in the online search and advertising markets, and will do so," the report said. Decision as a failure of the American antitrust authorities, which set the pace for the rise of technology giants to monopolies. Google, Facebook and Amazon control the online advertising market, and Google has grown from $ 38 billion in 201
Since the F.T.C. Investigation stopped, the complaints against Google have increased. Competing competitors to US regulators include Yelp, the consumer ratings website and travel sites such as TripAdvisor.
European regulators accuse Google of dominating the smartphone industry with its Android operating system, which is used in 80 percent of companies to abuse the world's smartphones. In July, European regulators fined Google $ 5.1 billion because Google automatically installed its search engine and other apps on Android phones. After the European decision he said on Twitter that "rapid innovation, wide choice and falling prices are classic hallmarks of robust competition."