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  1. Google, Europe Near Antitrust Deal, Really This Time?

    Google has offered further concessions to address the European Commission's (EC) antitrust concerns, which could finally put an end to the ongoing case. The EC said today that with its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year...

  2. 10 Outrageous Social Media Predictions for 2014

    Apple will complain to the FTC, which in return will block the deal, stating that it violates the Antitrust Act. I love it. I sit in a room with some colleagues and brainstorm on what we think will happen next year and then I go to my crystal ball...

  3. Korea’s FTC Acquits Google of Antitrust Charges

    The antitrust charges were originally brought about in 2011 by South Korea's two largest search operators, NHN Corp.and Daum Communications Corp. And while this may be one small win for Google in Korea, it's still sorting out a three-year antitrust...

  4. Will Google's Proposed Search Fixes End EU Antitrust Case?

    The search giant hopes the concessions will put an end to the EU's two-year long antitrust probe. The antitrust case goes back to late 2010. Federal Trade Commission closed its 19-month search antitrust probe earlier this year after deciding that...

  5. Scroogled Rises: Microsoft Back on Attack as Google Faces New Antitrust Complaint

    The attack ads coincide with another European antitrust complaint orchestrated by Microsoft relating to Google's Android software. Fairsearch Europe, which describes itself as "organization united to promote economic growth, innovation and choice...

  6. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Google has submitted a response to the European Commission (EC) over its anti-competitive business concerns, Reuters reported. Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents Thursday evening, just in time for...

  7. Will Europe Force Google to Change How it Displays Search Results?

    Although Google escaped relatively unscathed from a U.S.antitrust investigation into its business practices by the FTC, Europe may bring a less favorable result for the dominant search engine, based on comments by the EU competition commissioner.

  8. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical Websites is Justifiable

    In late November, we reported that the FTC was considering dropping the antitrust case because it couldn’t find evidence of consumer harm. Today the U.S. Federal Trade Commission closed the books on its 19-month investigation into Google’s business...