EU says Google hurt consumers and competitors in Internet search case

April 15, 2015 1:33 PM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union accused Google Inc on Wednesday of cheating consumers and competitors by distorting Web search results to favor its own shopping service, after a five-year investigation that could change the rules for business online.

It also launched another antitrust investigation into Google's Android mobile operating system, a key element in the U.S. tech giant's strategy to maintain revenues from online advertising as people switch from Web browser searches to smartphone apps.

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