BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s cartel workplace stated it was launching proceedings towards Google Germany and mum or dad firm Alphabet Inc on Tuesday to look at potential anti-competitive restrictions imposed by the Google Maps platform.
“We have now info to counsel that Google could also be proscribing the mix of its personal map providers with third-party map providers,” stated Andreas Mundt, president of the Bundeskartellamt.
The regulator is wanting into whether or not this “might enable Google to additional develop its place of energy relating to sure map providers”, he added.
(Writing by Rachel Extra; Modifying by Madeline Chambers)
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