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Google Antitrust

Google Taps Former FTC Official As Antitrust Investigation Heats Up

Bloomberg | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

Google Inc. (GOOG), under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for its dominance of Internet searches, said it hired Suzanne Michel, one of t...

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.

Bianca Bosker

Is Google The Next Microsoft? Antitrust Inquiry Could Be On The Horizion

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology

Is Google the next Microsoft? The question, which has been asked most often in regard to Google's ability to innovate, takes on new significance am...

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...

Why Are Google's CEOs Afraid of Congress?

Jamie Court | Posted 08.22.2011 | Technology
Jamie Court

It's ironic that a company whose mission is to open information to the world would dodge an opportunity for openness and transparency on its own doings with the American people and their Congress.

Amy Lee

Bing Director: 'Traditional Search Is Failing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology

Most people think about search as a simple series of actions: type in a phrase, cross your fingers it brings up what you need, and then click around a...

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 ...

SOURCES: FTC Prepping Google Antitrust Probe

Bloomberg | Posted 07.01.2011 | Technology

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is preparing an investigation of Google Inc.'s dominance of the Internet search industry by alerting high-tech compa...

The Need to Focus on the Correct Issues in Google, Power, and Antitrust

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

The discussion of Google and antitrust has shifted in recent weeks from relevant market and anticompetitive behavior to consumer happiness. The problem is that consumers are not always the best judges of their own welfare.

Federal Trade Commission Considers Antitrust Investigation Of Google

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology

April 5, 2011 3:10:56 AM NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering an antitrust investigation of Google Inc's ...

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...

Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites

wsj.com | AMIR EFRATI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Internet giant is displaying links to its own services--such as local-business information or its Google Health service--above the links to other,...

European Commission Widens Google Inquiry

nytimes.com | 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...

FTC Looks Into Whether Ties Between Apple and Google Boards Violate Anti-Trust Laws

New York Times | MIGUEL HELFT and BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Trade Commission has begun an inquiry into whether the close ties among the boards of two of technology's most prominent ...