Thanks to our working relationship with CEPIC, Â we are kept up-to-date on the latest inÂ the EU fight against Google.Â DMLA isÂ been part of ICOMP, which has now joined forces with OIP (Open Internet Project) to bring more pressure on Commissioner Vestager. Â There are two related articles to read. Â Part of one is below and the link to one from Politico isÂ here.
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END OF A EUROPEAN SUCCESS STORY?Â After a year or so of relative silence, Googleâs rivals and opponents are back in the streets, cranking up the pressure on Europeâs Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to act. Last week, it was ICOMP and the Open Internet Project, this week it is Kelkoo tearing into the Shopping case.
The chief executive of Kelkoo, one of Europeâs largest shopping comparison websites, said his firm could go under next year if Vestager doesnât take serious action in the six-year-old case. âWeâve got to the point where we have nothing left to lose,â Richard Stables told us.
Join the queue, Richard. Foundem, the original complainant, closed its website in December; Yelp announced around that time it was closing its European operations, complainant group ICOMP is pooling its resources with the Open Internet Project, while many other shopping websites have shriveled. And yet Kelkooâs outburst is significant: Itâs a big European player, with a presence in almost two dozen countries and 230 employees.