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Can Europe Split Up Google?

On Friday the FT reported that the European parliament is threatening to break up Google. More precisely, it is likely to approve a draft motion calling for the European Commission to consider the "unbundling" of search engines from other commercial services as one possible solution to Google's dominance. But would this even work in practice? The short answer is, it's not clear. The German MEP Andreas Schwab, a long-time Google critic who is sponsoring the draft motion, told the FT that the practicalities still must be examined.

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