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  1. 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...

  2. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Should the FTC undertake such a review, in addition to signifying the understanding that recent extreme antitrust claims against Google search practices lack merit, it would also be taken to mean that the FTC perceives the benefits of taking a...

  3. 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...

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

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

  5. Don't Be Evil Tool: Focus on the User Builds a 'More Relevant Google'

    So, with the antitrust war drums beating once again in full force, Facebook et al.s browser extension has hit the mainstream news, with everyone from Forbes to The Wall Street Journal to The Hamilton Spectator driving by to take a whack in the...

  6. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    FTC's antitrust probe into Google, the search marketing organization SEMPO issues a statement to the FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, calling for zero regulation. We in the Search industry can support educational efforts by being open to honest...

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

    Dept.of Justice feels there are antitrust issues meriting closer scrutiny. A number of updates on Google legal and antitrust woes cropped up this week, as the Department of Interior/Microsoft case came to a close, the Google/Motorola deal received...