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  1. Judge Allows 'No Poaching' Lawsuit Against Google to Proceed

    Department of Justice investigated claims that Google's had "no poach" deals with Apple, Intuit, and Intel. While there's no evidence that our policy hindered hiring or affected wages, we abandoned our "no cold calling" policy in late 2009 once the...

  2. Will Yahoo Torch its Search Deal With Microsoft, Outsource Search to Google?

    This attracted the attention of the Department of Justice, and Google pulled out of the deal later that year over broader antitrust concerns and fear of being labeled a “monopolist”. Yahoo will layoff thousands of employees this week as part of a...

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

    Department of Justice (DOJ) and the European Commission (EC) each announced that the deal had been cleared by their respective antitrust authorities and could proceed. U.S.and EU antitrust authorities have approved Google's proposed acquisition of...

  4. Google Lobbying Spend Hits New High

    As the Federal Trade Commission continues their investigation and the Department of Justice reviews the Motorola and Admeld deals, Google’s PAC has also hired former Democratic House leader and now lobbyist Richard Gephardt.

  5. Google’s Legal Woes: U.S. Government, Motorola, AT&T ... Al Franken?

    The Justice Department, along with seven states, moved to stop the acquisition on the grounds that combining ATs antitrust senate hearing, is now featured in an online video promoting Google’s Get Your Business Online program.

  6. 'The Power of Google' Senate Hearing is Must Watch TV Today

    CEO Rich Skrenta noted that the products Apple has brought to market have done far more damage to Microsoft than the Department of Justice lawsuit they faced in the 1990s. People should be watching the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition...

  7. Google FTC Antitrust Probe Rumors Emerge as ITA Verdict Nears

    Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation after the Justice Department completes its review of Google's acquisition of travel software developer ITA Software and determines whether to challenge or impose restrictions on the deal, Bloomberg...

  8. Google Adds Republican Lobbyist

    The Justice Department, which is investigating Google's acquisition of ITA (and has previously investigated Google over hiring practices and Google books), was not among the departments listed. Google earlier this month added Stewart Jeffries...

  9. DOJ Antitrust Chief Recuses Herself From Google ITA discussions

    Justice Department's top antitrust official, recused herself from the proceedings. When Varney was appointed by President Barack Obama as Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ's Antitrust Division, expectations were high for her to take a hard...