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Google Gets an Extra Two Weeks to Respond to EU Charges

When the European Union hit Google with its antitrust charges in April, Google had 10 weeks to deliver its official response. In June, Google got an extension until Aug. 17. Today, Google got another one; it now has until Aug. 31. Also, EU officials said Google’s coming corporate overhaul, its launch of Alphabet, does not alter the regulator’s ongoing investigations one iota. “A company does not insulate itself from a competition investigation through a change in corporate structure,” EU spokesman Ricardo Cardoso said in email.

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