Google Acquitted of Charges of Alleged Anticompetitive Conduct in South Korea

Google has been acquitted of charges of alleged anticompetitive conduct brought against it in Korea two years ago. In April 2011, search operators NHN and Daum Communications accused Google of taking unfair advantage by making its own search engine the default on the Android operating system. Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) raided Google and carried out a long investigation following which it concluded that Google’s actions do not harm NHN or Daum. According to the KFTC, both companies have a healthy market share and users are easily able to download their apps onto their phones as alternatives.