Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, spoke with reporters.
Competitors claim that Google promotes its services in the search.
Google will cooperate with the U.S. antitrust authorities, but will not allow the investigation initiated in June divert or disturb its strategy, said Eric Schmidt, chairman of the company.Schmidt, who left his post as chief executive of Google April, also said that company executives discussed with Chinese officials the recent hacker attacks against Gmail accounts . In June, Google unveiled a major attack that claimed to have originated in China. The company announced that hackers attempted to steal passwords from users with Gmail accounts, including senior officials of the U.S. government, Chinese activists and journalists. “We tell the Chinese what we know … and they publicly deny his involvement. That’s all I have to say about it, “Schmidt told reporters and executives. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. began a formal review of Google’s business , which has caused concern among investors. The FTC should consider complaints from competitors who claim that Google’s search results the company favor its own services. Google, which accounts for 69% of online searches in the world, can cause the success or failure of a company depending on the position it appears in a search.