The complete series of prospective punishments isnt clear, however Google is considering banning them, according to WSJ sources and dripped documents. Google currently took down five IAC extensions, but there are considerably more that might decrease in the face of a restriction.
Google representative Scott Westover stated the company was “evaluating” IACs remaining extensions, however hadnt made decisions regarding what to do next.
IACs Valerie Combs, nevertheless, implicated Google of being anti-competitive. The spokesperson declared Google had actually abused its status to diminish its browser service to the “last small corner of the internet” and was trying to complete it off. IAC owns the MyWay online search engine, although the site utilizes ads and results from Google.
The conflict comes at a sensitive minute for Google. Its facing a Justice Department antitrust suit over claims it abused its leading positions in advertisements and search. While this wont necessarily skew the claim, IAC may indicate the DOJ case as assistance.