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by Frank Reed
All the backroom rumblings and rumors that some day Google would be called to the antitrust mat may now be out in the open thanks to the European Union. Based on the grumblings of three companies, one of which is owned by Microsoft, the European Commission is opening an investigation. For one of the companies, Foundem, this is just another chapter in what seems to be a cheap publicity grab. For another, the Microsoft-owned Ciao, it could be a way for one of Google’s biggest competitors to put a fly in the ointment for the search giant.