Kelkoo High Court case against Google to come to a head
Price comparison site Kelkoo’s High Court case against Google over allegations that it is abusing its search monopoly is expected come to a head in the coming weeks.
Kelkoo, which compares prices on everything from flight to household appliances and mobile phones, claims that it has suffered as Google prioritises its own search comparison site over rivals.
According to ComScore, Kelkoo saw its traffic drop by more than 65% between 2007 and 2014.
It’s revenues have similarly fallen from €103m (£90m) in 2005 to €38.4m in 2015.
Kelkoo filed its High Court case in December 2015 but it is expected to come to the fore in the coming months when it will seek damages amounting to millions of pounds., according to The Telegraph.
“Google has completely destroyed most of the industry. They set about systematically destroying the likes of Kelkoo,” Richard Stables, Kelkoo chief executive said.
Google has long been under increasing scrutiny by the European Commission. Last May, it was hit with a record €3bn fine for "abusing" its monopoly on the market.