The bureaucratic RAGE is thanks to the two companies and their deal to sell Google ads on Yahoo in the US and Canada – a right old stitch-up which will result in the two owning around 80% of the online advertising market.
Even though the companies are US based, they both do a sizeable amount of business in Europe, hence the EU launching the inquiry – which could lead to a full-on anti-trust investigation, the likes of which is usually reserved for Microsoft.
You’ve been reading European Anti-Trust Regulation Enforcement Digest. I’m Gary Cutlack. Hopefully I’ll be back later on with something a bit lighter about a funny video Bill Gates has made.