French Search Firm Follows up Complaint on Google

A search firm has filed a follow-up complaint against Google, adding to the antitrust case currently being investigated by the EU.

French vertical search firm 1PlusV is accusing Google of anticompetitive behaviour over AdSense, which shows ads on results pages based on search terms.

The French firm claims Google is unfairly tying its search technology to AdSense results, 1PlusV says in its filing, according to the Financial Times.

The company is also expected to say that Google retaliated against 1PlusV with "unfair listings" after one of its sites,, filed a complaint with European watchdogs last year.

"With its follow-up complaint..1PlusV brings to the notice of the Commission a series of new abuses (retaliation, unfair listings) as well as additional proof of the abuses already complained of last year," the company said.

Google has yet to reply to request for comment.

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