Google Faces Antitrust Probe in Europe

Google's (GOOG) search market share is about 80% in the U.K., Germany, and France, according to Comscore. That compares to about 66% of the U.S. market. The No.1 search company's dominance has sparked a European Commission anti-trust investigation. According toThe Telegraph, "The Commission has written to Google with a series of questions over how its search functions operate and also questioned the way it sells advertising." The companies that have filed the complaints that the the E.C. has acted on are U.K. search site Foundem, a shopping price comparison site, Ciao, which is owned by Microsoft (MSFT), and ejustice.fr, a French site for browsing legal content.