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Google Antitrust Probe

EU Hits Google With Antitrust Charges

Reuters | JULIA FIORETTI AND ALASTAIR MACDONALD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology

By Alastair Macdonald and Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Union accused Google Inc on Wednesday of cheating consumers an...

Google's In Trouble

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology

* Regulators in early stages of probe on how Google handles some ad sales -source * Inquiry focuses on tools acquired with purchase of...

Proposed Remedies for Regulating Google, Part 1: When Fear Turned to Loathing

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

Laws must regulate Google's behavior, in the U.S. and abroad, and must be clear and unambiguous. And punishments must be sufficiently severe that clearly violating unambiguous laws is demonstrably very bad for Google, for its shareholders, and for its external directors.

Google Offers To Settle EU Antitrust Probe

Reuters | Foo Yun Chee | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google has offered to settle antitrust charges following an ultimatum by EU regulators investigati...

Solving the Google Privacy Problem Will Largely Solve the Google Antitrust Problem

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

We seem to be having two debates about Google -- on the cultural side, the question is whether the company violates user privacy too much and, on the business side, is Google a monopoly threat in the marketplace? But these are not separate issues at all.

EU Regulators Moving Quickly In Google Antitrust Probe

Reuters | Foo Yun Chee | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European regulators will decide around the end of March whether to file a formal complaint against...

Senators Turn Up Heat On Google Antitrust Probe

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

Google's high-stakes antitrust hearing in September seems to have raised more questions than it answered -- and lawmakers are asking regulators to tak...

Google Adds More Of Its Own Goodies To Search Results, Despite Antitrust Concerns

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.02.2012 | Technology

Google is now providing photos and other information about local businesses in its search results, an update that puts Google in direct competition wi...

Google, Monopoly and Antitrust 101

Stephen D. Houck | Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology
Stephen D. Houck

The Senate hearings left little doubt that what really underlies competitors' complaints about Google is their unhappiness about Google's constant effort to make its products better -- which is the essence of competition.

Why Google Is Not Microsoft

Stephen D. Houck | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology
Stephen D. Houck

Antitrust law is about behavior. It's not about whether a company is big and successful -- it's about whether it is big and bad.

9 Google Complaints In EU Antitrust Probe

Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google faces a total of nine antitrust complaints which EU regulators are now investigating, two sources said ...

Senate Panel Schedules Google Antitrust Hearing

Posted 09.28.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - The Senate's antitrust panel has scheduled its hearing on Google Inc's use of its considerable market clout for mid-September, the Senate ...

In Antitrust Probe, Google's Critics Have it Wrong

David Balto | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
David Balto

Much of what motivates supporters of an investigation of Google at the Federal Trade Commission is not a genuine desire to protect consumers, but a desire to protect competitors from Google's intense competitive nature.

FTC To Deepen Google Antitrust Probe: Report

newtab | Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Google Inc is about to receive the civil equivalent of a subpoena from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as part of a probe into the Web g...

Google's Eric Schmidt, Larry Page Threatened With Subpoena

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology

Google CEO Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt could be subpoenaed by the Senate to appear at a hearing regarding its search dominance, following the...

FTC Said To Be Making Google 'The Next Microsoft'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.02.2011 | Technology

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly begun to prepare an investigation of Google, according to Bloomberg. The Mountain View web giant ...

States Said To Be Weighing Google Antitrust Probe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Ohio and Wisconsin may be contemplating launching an antitrust investigation of Google, according to a Bloomberg report citing "a state official and a...

European Commission Widens Google Inquiry | JAMES KANTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The European Commission has widened its investigation into Google by taking on two German cases involving complaints from a powerful group of newspape...