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Italy Closes Google News Probe, Accepts Commitments

Italy’s antitrust authority closed a probe into Google Inc.’s news service for alleged abuse of its market position and accepted commitments proposed by the owner of the world’s most popular search engine.

As part of the agreement, Google will ensure that publishers opting out of Google News won’t have their content removed from its search results, the authority said on its website today. It will also “increase the transparency” on the revenue sharing of its AdSense service, the regulator said. AdSense is a free program that allows online publishers to earn revenue by displaying relevant ads on a “wide variety of online content,” according to the AdSense website.