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  1. Korea’s FTC Acquits Google of Antitrust Charges

    Just Wednesday, EU chief antitrust regulator Joaquín Almunia said Google must offer more and improved concessions from Google's proposal back in April. The Korean Fair Trade Commission acquitted Google of claims it was demonstrating an unfair...

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

    EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia didn't offer a detailed account of what sort of concessions Google has agreed to. Federal Trade Commission closed its 19-month search antitrust probe earlier this year after deciding that Google's...

  3. Scroogled Rises: Microsoft Back on Attack as Google Faces New Antitrust Complaint

    In an interview with the New York Times, European Union’s antitrust chief, Joaquín Almunia, noted one solution to deal with this issue could be "labeling" – or something that clearly distinguishes when Google is promoting its own services...

  4. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents Thursday evening, just in time for the deadline set by the EC. Google has submitted a response to the European Commission (EC) over its anti-competitive business...

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

    As European Commission vice chairman Joaquin Almunia has indicated publicly, the evidence clearly shows Google's search bias and manipulation of the display of results in favour of its own products and away from other services is a violation of...

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

    Competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said that its initial investigations had identified four areas of concerns over Google's businesses practices: I hope that Google seizes this opportunity to swiftly resolve our concerns, for the benefit of...

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

    We have approved the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google because, upon careful examination, this transaction does not itself raise competition issues," said EC vice president in charge of competition policy Joaquin Almunia.

  8. Google’s European Privacy & Antitrust Battles: An Update

    Joaquin Almunia, a European Competition Commissioner, told Reuters, "We are trying to determine whether the company holds a dominant position in Internet search. Google would face penalties only if they abused a dominant position by engaging in...

  9. Google Antitrust Deal in Works? Schmidt Meets With Key EU Regulator

    Outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt met with Joaquin Almunia, vice president of the European Commission, during the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to discuss the ongoing EU antitrust investigation. A Google spokesperson said, "We frequently talk to...

  10. Google "Confident" On Potential In-Depth EU Antitrust Inquiry

    Bloomberg quoted Matthew Readings, a London partner at law firm Shearman & Sterling as saying: "Almunia's comments show that Google is firmly on the commission's radar but it doesn't mean that enforcement action is imminent.