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Google gets another extension to reply to EU antitrust Shopping charge

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Google has now formally responded to two antitrust charges brought against it by Europe's Competition Commission, rebutting charges of exploiting the popularity of its search engine to boost its price comparison service, Google Shopping, and its ad placement service, AdSense.

The company has yet to respond to a third EU antitrust complaint -- regarding complaints that it uses its Android mobile OS as a 'trojan horse' to promote its own products and services at the expense of rivals' -- but in a blog post outlining its response in the Shopping case the company's SVP and general counsel, Kent Walker, said it will be responding to the Android Statement of Objections "in the days to come".