The EU's antitrust probe of Google (GOOG +0.1%) is set to drag out to 2H12. "We can reach an...

|By:, SA News Editor

The EU's antitrust probe of Google (GOOG +0.1%) is set to drag out to 2H12. "We can reach an agreement after the summer break. We can envisage this as a possible deadline," says antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia. He had previously been hoping for an earlier resolution. Like the FTC, which ended its probe last month, the EU has been investigating Google's inclusion of links to complementary services within search results, and controls over the exporting of ad campaign data. (privacy probe)