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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    The European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has suggested that when he completes his antitrust investigation into Google, he might follow it with a YouTube study. We don't want to waste the Commission's resources on complaints that are...

  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. Fairsearch Europe, which describes itself as "organization united to promote economic growth, innovation and choice...

  3. 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. Federal Trade Commission closed the books on its 19-month investigation into Google’s business practices.

  4. Google CEO Larry Page Meets with FTC

    Google maintains that it hasn't broken any antitrust laws and is trying to make sure that any agreement with the FTC won't involve a consent decree. If Google can't allay antitrust concerns, the FTC can file a lawsuit and head to court for several...

  5. 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. Last September, Leibowitz said he expected the Google investigation to wrap up sometime before 2013.

  6. Google: We Didn't Mess With Texas Attorney General

    The tribulation started two years ago as an antitrust lawsuit but has since expanded into an investigation that sees Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott seeking a court order to get Google to turn over documentation not subject to attorney-client...

  7. 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...