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  1. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Theoretically Google could face a fine as high as $4 billion – 10 percent of its global turnover – if found to be in breach of European laws. Google has submitted a response to the European Commission (EC) over its anti-competitive business...

  2. 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. In a consent decree, Google wouldn't necessarily have to admit that it was in violation of any...

  3. 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. As European Commission vice chairman Joaquin Almunia has indicated publicly, the evidence clearly shows Google's...

  4. Italy Antitrust Chief Warns of Google Publishing Monopoly

    The antitrust chief urged the lower house of parliament to extend antitrust laws to Internet media companies, like Google, which are now competing with publishing houses. Italy's antitrust chief has warned the nation's lower house of parliament of...

  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 EC has the power to fine firms as much as 10 percent of their annual revenues, if they are found to have...

  6. 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. The only products that seem to have their own product-specific privacy policy...

  7. 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. Why should looking for things on the Internet be subject to government regulation, any...

  8. FTC Investigating if Google Jacked Up AdWords Rates on Microsoft

    Regardless of the timing, this allegation is part of the large Google antitrust probe that began earlier this year, as the FTC is attempting to determine whether Google has abused its power and violated antitrust laws, and no doubt will take...

  9. Google Adds Republican Lobbyist

    Google earlier this month added Stewart Jeffries, House Judiciary Committee antitrust counsel for Republicans, and the company "hopes to add one more Republican to its federal relations staff," which is headed by Pablo Chavez, Politico reported.

  10. The Web's Wild West Days Are Gone

    The antitrust discussions about Google's monopolistic hold on the search industry are another way we could see the government enter our industry in a very direct and pervasive way. You'd think that the Internet is becoming a safer place as a result...