Rakuten opposes Yahoo Japan-Google partnership

Online retailer Rakuten Inc has petitioned the Japanese antitrust watchdog against plans by Yahoo Japan Corp and Google Inc to work together on Internet searches and advertising, the Nikkei business daily reported.

In a filing with the Japan Fair Trade Commission earlier this month, Rakuten argued that once Yahoo Japan adopts Google’s search and advertising technologies, Google will dominate the Internet in Japan, and pose a threat to free competition, the paper said.

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