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  1. 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...

  2. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical Websites is Justifiable

    Federal Trade Commission closed the books on its 19-month investigation into Google’s business practices. In late November, we reported that the FTC was considering dropping the antitrust case because it couldn’t find evidence of consumer harm.

  3. Google CEO Larry Page Meets with FTC

    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ahead of its investigation into the firm coming to an conclusion. 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.

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

  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 Lobbying Spend Hits New High

    As the Federal Trade Commission continues their investigation and the Department of Justice reviews the Motorola and Admeld deals, Google’s PAC has also hired former Democratic House leader and now lobbyist Richard Gephardt.

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

    While no company would request such a government investigation, we are confident that our business practices will stand up to scrutiny," according to Schmidt's written testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel (as...