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Google, Europe Near Antitrust Deal, Really This Time?

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With its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year probe and has dodged a potential $5 billion fine. While the European Commission has accepted the concessions, they must first be accepted by the complainants, including Microsoft. With its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year probe and has dodged a potential $5 billion fine. While the European Commission has accepted the concessions, they must first be accepted by the complainants, including Microsoft. 0 Comments

Mobile Ad Spend Up 5% on Google; Marin Gives Tips for Mobile PPC Success

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Marin released year-over-year data that showed mobile, tablet, and desktop advertising performance from 2012 to 2013 on Google. Findings show that mobile impression share, investment, and cost per click is up in the post-Enhanced Campaigns world. Marin released year-over-year data that showed mobile, tablet, and desktop advertising performance from 2012 to 2013 on Google. Findings show that mobile impression share, investment, and cost per click is up in the post-Enhanced Campaigns world. 0 Comments

Google Submits New Proposal to Avoid Antitrust Fine in EU

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After being told its antitrust concessions were insufficient, Google has increased its concessions to avoid a possible $5 billion fine from the European Commission in its ongoing antitrust review. The EC didn't reveal the latest concessions offer. After being told its antitrust concessions were insufficient, Google has increased its concessions to avoid a possible $5 billion fine from the European Commission in its ongoing antitrust review. The EC didn't reveal the latest concessions offer. 0 Comments

Europe to Demand Further Search Concessions From Google

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European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia addressed the European parliament yesterday and said that Google's proposed changes to its search aren't good enough, and that it's unlikely to signal an end to the EC's ongoing probe into the firm. European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia addressed the European parliament yesterday and said that Google's proposed changes to its search aren't good enough, and that it's unlikely to signal an end to the EC's ongoing probe into the firm. 0 Comments

Here's What Google's Labeled Search Results Could Look Like in Europe

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The European Commission is now seeking feedback on Google's cosmetic search result changes that aim to settle a years-long antitrust investigation. The EC also revealed some images illustrating what Google's results might soon look like. The European Commission is now seeking feedback on Google's cosmetic search result changes that aim to settle a years-long antitrust investigation. The EC also revealed some images illustrating what Google's results might soon look like. 0 Comments

Report: Google Will Label Search Results to End EU Antitrust Probe

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The three-year Google antitrust investigation might be over. An agreement means that Google must clearly label search results for its own services such as Google News or Google+, but it won't involve any changes to Google's search algorithm. The three-year Google antitrust investigation might be over. An agreement means that Google must clearly label search results for its own services such as Google News or Google+, but it won't involve any changes to Google's search algorithm. 0 Comments

Google Helps Microsoft Get Fined Millions in Europe

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Microsoft got hit with a €561m fine from the European Commission (EC) after the firm failed to keep its promise of offering Windows users a choice of web browsers. The EC was tipped off about the violation by web browser rivals Google and Opera. Microsoft got hit with a €561m fine from the European Commission (EC) after the firm failed to keep its promise of offering Windows users a choice of web browsers. The EC was tipped off about the violation by web browser rivals Google and Opera. 0 Comments

Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

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Google has submitted a response to the European Commission. Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents just in time for the deadline set by the EC. No details of the response have been made public. Google has submitted a response to the European Commission. Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents just in time for the deadline set by the EC. No details of the response have been made public. 0 Comments

Italy Antitrust Chief Warns of Google Publishing Monopoly

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Italy's antitrust chief has warned of an impending Google publishing monopoly. Giovanni Pitruzzella urged the lower house of parliament to extend antitrust laws to Internet media companies, like Google, who are now competing with publishing houses. Italy's antitrust chief has warned of an impending Google publishing monopoly. Giovanni Pitruzzella urged the lower house of parliament to extend antitrust laws to Internet media companies, like Google, who are now competing with publishing houses. 0 Comments

Google Told to Fix 4 Areas in Search, Advertising to End Antitrust Inquiry

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European antitrust chiefs are offering Google a chance to end the 18-month investigation into alleged monopoly abuses by the company. U.S. senators say the deal is a positive step forward in addressing the concerns they also have with the firm. European antitrust chiefs are offering Google a chance to end the 18-month investigation into alleged monopoly abuses by the company. U.S. senators say the deal is a positive step forward in addressing the concerns they also have with the firm. 0 Comments

Google’s Patent Battle With Microsoft & Apple Escalates

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Microsoft has filed a formal complaint against Motorola with the European Commission over what it sees as a clear abuse of its industry standard patents, with Google's tacit backing. This follows a similar filing by Apple demanding EC intervention. Microsoft has filed a formal complaint against Motorola with the European Commission over what it sees as a clear abuse of its industry standard patents, with Google's tacit backing. This follows a similar filing by Apple demanding EC intervention. 0 Comments

Google-Motorola Acquisition Approved in U.S., EU

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In a pair of announcements made just hours apart, the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission each announced that the $12.5 billion acquisition had been cleared by their respective anti-trust authorities and could proceed. In a pair of announcements made just hours apart, the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission each announced that the $12.5 billion acquisition had been cleared by their respective anti-trust authorities and could proceed. 0 Comments

Google Motorola Deal Put on Hold by European Commission

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The EC has put Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility on hold pending further investigation. The EC issued a filing last month asking Google to provide additional details on how the acquisition will be carried out. The EC has put Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility on hold pending further investigation. The EC issued a filing last month asking Google to provide additional details on how the acquisition will be carried out. 0 Comments

European Commission Readies 400+ Page Document on Google's Abuse of Dominance

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The European Commission will issue a 400-page document early next year, outlining several of its concerns with Google's alleged anti-competitive search practices, including favoring its own properties, such as YouTube and Product Search. The European Commission will issue a 400-page document early next year, outlining several of its concerns with Google's alleged anti-competitive search practices, including favoring its own properties, such as YouTube and Product Search. 0 Comments

Google-Motorola Merger Seeks European Commission Clearance

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Google's buyout of Motorola Mobility is already under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice, but the deal will also require clearance in Europe. The European Commission evaluation is scheduled to determine a ruling by January 10. Google's buyout of Motorola Mobility is already under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice, but the deal will also require clearance in Europe. The European Commission evaluation is scheduled to determine a ruling by January 10. 0 Comments