Italy's Antitrust Opens Abuse of Dominant Place Probe Into Google

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Italy’s competitors watchdog mentioned on Friday it had opened an investigation into alleged abuse of a dominant market place by Google within the sensible machine sector.

Enel’s app permits drivers of electrical automobiles to search out charging factors for his or her autos and e book them.

The watchdog mentioned in a press release Google had allegedly refused to combine the app “Enel X Recharge”, developed by utility Enel, in its Android Auto app.

A Google spokeswoman mentioned in a press release Android Auto was designed with security in thoughts to minimise distractions and guarantee apps may very well be used safely when driving.

Google, by means of its Android working system, has a dominant place within the sensible machine working system market, the regulator mentioned.

“We are reviewing the complaint and look forward to working with the authority to resolve their concerns,” the spokeswoman mentioned.

Enel declined to remark.

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The investigation is because of be accomplished by Might 30 subsequent 12 months.