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

    Federal Trade Commission closed its 19-month search antitrust probe earlier this year after deciding that Google's demotion of competing websites was justifiable. The search giant hopes the concessions will put an end to the EU's two-year long...

  2. 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. In an interview with the New York Times, European Union’s antitrust chief, Joaquín Almunia, noted one solution to...

  3. 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. Theoretically Google could face a fine as high as $4 billion – 10 percent of its global turnover – if found to be in...

  4. FTC to Drop Vertical Search Antitrust Case Against Google? No Consumer Harm Found

    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials are reportedly thinking of dropping their antitrust case against Google, Bloomberg reports. Ben Hammer, a spokesperson with industry advocacy group FairSearch.org, said the FTC need only to look at recent...

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

    European antitrust chiefs are offering Google a chance to end the 18-month investigation into alleged monopoly abuses by the company. The senators also called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to step up its investigation by considering both...

  6. Google, Mozilla Accuse Microsoft of Restricting Browser Choice in Windows 8

    Mozilla has accused Microsoft of failing in its commitment to give Windows users a choice in browsers, a charge that previously saw Microsoft become the subject of a U.S.antitrust case. Further action by the European Commission led to an agreement...

  7. 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...

  8. New Google Privacy Policy Combines User Data From All Google Services

    For anybody following Google, this shouldn’t be shocking, especially with increasing legal and antitrust scrutiny from governments and privacy bodies around the world. At a time when the European Commission is proposing to significantly enhance the...