Antitrust officials in South Korea raided Google Inc's Seoul offices on
Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the matter, expanding worldwide
regulatory pressure on the Internet giant.
The source, who asked not be identified because of the sensitivity of the
matter, said officials from the Korean Fair Trade Commission went into
Google's offices on Tuesday morning and planned to return on Wednesday
In April, South Korea's top Internet portals filed a complaint with
antitrust regulators alleging that Google was unfairly stifling competition
in the mobile search market.
In their joint complaint, NHN Corp and Daum Communications Corp said Android
smartphones have Google's search engine installed as a default navigation
tool and are "systematically designed" to make it virtually impossible to
switch to another option.
how nice and anti competitive. Google is trying to "lock-in" users to only
use their products.