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Google (GOOG) looks like it will avoid heavy penalties after it offered a package of proposals...

Google (GOOG) looks like it will avoid heavy penalties after it offered a package of proposals to settle an EU antitrust investigation into the company's search business. Google's offer reportedly includes making "users clearly aware" when it promotes its own specialized sites in search results, and allowing Internet publishers to opt out of "vertical" sites such as Google News and Google+. The company's proposals will be legally binding for five years.
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  • Forward Looking Guru
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    Google's problems in Europe aren't over yet. All this means is they beat one of the many legal problems. http://bit.ly/ZTZJL3
    14 Apr 2013, 04:51 AM Reply Like
  • Ray Lopez
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    Just another way for the EU antitrust people to remain in the headlines, and get money for their department. Move along, nothing to see here.
    14 Apr 2013, 11:49 AM Reply Like
  • David Jackson
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    "Google (GOOG) looks like it will evade heavy penalties..."

     

    Don't you mean "avoid" rather than "evade"?
    Evade = illegal.
    15 Apr 2013, 03:58 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Yigal Grayeff
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    I’m not so sure you can’t use "evade" here, as it doesn’t necessarily mean illegal.

     

    From http://bit.ly/15f2yi4

     

    To escape or avoid by cleverness or deceit: evade arrest (so not necessarily illegal, although it could be).
    To baffle or elude
    To escape or avoid by speed or agility
    To get around by cleverness or trickery
    To elude; escape: The solution evaded him.
    15 Apr 2013, 04:24 AM Reply Like
  • David Jackson
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    I stand corrected, Yigal. You evaded my criticism :-)
    15 Apr 2013, 04:26 AM Reply Like
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