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  1. 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. Google has submitted proposals to address European Union (EU) concerns that the company, which owns a dominating 90...

  2. 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. To be seen as a success, any settlement must include specific measures to restore competition and...

  3. Will Europe Force Google to Change How it Displays Search Results?

    Although Google escaped relatively unscathed from a U.S.antitrust investigation into its business practices by the FTC, Europe may bring a less favorable result for the dominant search engine, based on comments by the EU competition commissioner.

  4. 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: We are hopeful that Google will be a willing partner with the EU's Competition Commissioner.

  5. European Commission Readies 400+ Page Document on Google's Abuse of Dominance

    Furthermore, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is expected to visit Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the EC and the commissioner responsible for competition, to discuss the document and Google's acquisition of Motorola, according to the...

  6. 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. The European Commission is still determining Google’s degree of dominance, Google is...

  7. Google FTC Antitrust Probe Rumors Emerge as ITA Verdict Nears

    Bloomberg noted that "FTC Commissioner Thomas Rosch said in an interview last month he supported a probe of the dominant players in the Internet-search industry. In addition, two senators, Herb Kohl (D-Wis.and Mike Lee (R-Utah), on the Senate...

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

    The EU is taking anti-competitive allegations regarding the search industry with great attention but Google said it is "confident" is has a "good case" after EU competition commissioner Joaquim Almunia stated that he is "looking at the allegations...