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歐盟指控谷歌違反反壟斷法後續報道

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BRUSSELS — The European Union’s antitrust chief on Wednesday formally accused Google of abusing its dominance in web searches to the detriment of competitors and began official proceedings into whether its Android smartphone software forces phone makers to favor the company’s own services and applications.

布魯塞爾——歐盟反壟斷最高官員週三正式指控谷歌(Google)利用其在網絡搜索方面的主導地位,損害競爭對手,並將就Android智能手機軟件是否強制手機制造商偏袒谷歌自身服務和應用的做法提起訴訟。

“If the investigation confirmed our concerns, Google would have to face the legal consequences and change the way it does business in Europe,” said Margrethe Vestager, the European Union competition commissioner.

“如果調查結果證實了我們的憂慮,谷歌將不得不面臨法律後果,並且改變它在歐洲的商業模式,”歐盟競爭事務專員瑪格麗特·韋斯塔格爾(Margrethe Vestager)說。

歐盟指控谷歌違反反壟斷法後續報道

The abuse charge focused on accusations that Google diverts traffic from its rivals to favor its own products and services, particularly websites for shopping. That led the European Commission to issue a set of formal charges, known as a statement of objections.

指控主要集中在指責谷歌從競爭對手分流流量,偏向其自身產品和服務,尤其是購物網站。這導致歐盟委員會發布了一套被稱爲異議聲明的正式指控。

A large number of online operators have complained about Google in other areas, like travel and mapping. Ms. Vestager said that the inquiry might eventually expand beyond shopping sites.

許多在線運營商已經抱怨過谷歌在旅遊和地圖等其他領域的做法。韋斯塔格爾說調查或將最終擴展到購物網站以外的領域。

The commission also said it was stepping up a separate investigation into whether phone makers that agree to use Android — and that also want Google applications like YouTube — face contractual requirements to place those applications and other Google-branded applications in prominent positions on a mobile device.

委員會還稱,其正在加強一項獨立調查,針對同意使用Android系統並希望使用YouTube等谷歌應用的手機制造商,調查是否存在合同要求它們在移動設備的顯著位置放置谷歌品牌應用。