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By Barry Eitel on Nov 24, 2014

Could the European Union split up Google? A new measure that will likely see a vote Thursday hopes so. First brought up late last week, the measure will see revision Tuesday by E.U.’s parliament, followed by debate Wednesday and a vote Thursday, according to officials. The measure looks to challenge Google and other Silicon Valley giants in a way they never see in the United States — it would request that Google split off its search engine from the rest of its commercial interests. Advocates are concerned that American tech companies are stifling innovation and competition in the eurozone, where, in some countries, Google’s search engine is used even more than in the US. However, supporters of the measure don’t want to be seen as anti-tech warriors. The two men that introduced the resoluti

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