Google Convicted In France For Offering Free Maps

Google Convicted In France For Offering Free Maps

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The French are kicking Google (NSDQ: GOOG) again. This time, in a strange ruling, Paris’ commercial court has found the company is anti-competitive because it offers Google Maps for free. The case was brought by French online mapping firm Bottin Cartographes, which charges for its maps. Google is ordered...
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