As I read this article, my mind wandered to the wider trends at stake here. Big corporations, like Google, seem to be able to make super-profits from apparently anti-competitive behavior and then avoid paying taxes. Despite all the bureaucracy emanating from the EU, I am concerned that consumers are not getting a fair deal against big-business. Perhaps, the European Commission has been too focused on excessive austerity to pay attention to anti-competitive behavior?
Let me turn this to an open question:
Since 2008 have consumers lost power against big-business?