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Google Wins Antitrust Victory

Posted 11.01.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - An Ohio judge dismissed antitrust claims on Wednesday in a case against Google, handing the company a victory as it faces a separate fed...

"Say It Ain't So, Joe": Of Google and Some Serious Misbehaving

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

Well, there is something happening out there in search engine land, and it's not pretty... Google got caught making a series of major mistakes, continuously, between 2003 and 2009, and people noticed it.

Feds Sharpen Google Antitrust Probe

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology

U.S. antitrust regulators are focusing their investigation of Google Inc. on key areas of its business, including its Android mobile-phone software an...

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 s...

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 Senat...

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.

Google Confirms FTC Antitrust Investigation

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 08.24.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google may be entering a make-or-break phase in its colorful history now that U.S. regulators have opened an investigation into ...

Bianca Bosker

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

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' | 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.

Another Country Logs Google Antitrust Complaints

AP | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's top Internet search companies asked the country's antitrust regulator Friday to investigate Google Inc. over wheth...

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 In...

Microsoft Throws Weight Behind Google Antitrust Probe

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.31.2011 | Technology

BRUSSELS — Microsoft Corp. escalated its attack on Google Inc. by complaining to European regulators Thursday that its fiercest rival is an Inte...

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...

Google Faces New Antitrust Charges

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BRUSSELS — A French creator of specialized search engines on Tuesday filed a new complaint with the European Union about alleged anticompetitive...

Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites | 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 | 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...

EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google Searches

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BRUSSELS — European regulators are tackling a puzzle that could shift the balance of power on the Internet: Is Google stifling competition by ju...

Google Search Rankings Investigated By Texas Attorney General

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc.'s methods for recommending websites are being reviewed by Texas' attorney general in an investigation spurred by com...