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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    In a speech at Chatham House in London, Almunia said he was aware of criticisms of a mooted YouTube policy on independent music and other issues, and could turn his attention to them at a later date. The European competition commissioner Joaquín...

  2. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    A lawsuit against Google over their universal privacy policy has been dismissed by a California judge. Attorneys General and privacy groups including EPIC tried and failed to stop the implementation of Google's new privacy policy early in 2012...

  3. How SEO Attracts & Converts Customers in the 3 Purchase Decision Phases

    Even better, establish a “we will not be undersold” policy. The more words they add to the search, obviously the more refined the results will be, reducing competition to reach those customers. This behavior expands to business customers.percent of...

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

    In addition, SEMPO has offered “valuable insight and background to the Consumer Protection Bureau, both on the topic of a search engine guideline compliance review, and in presenting considerations for the transparency policy development process...

  5. Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides in Yet Another Contested Move as a Content Publisher

    By September 2011, Yelp was testifying against Googlein the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Google acquired Frommer’s brand of travel guides from Wiley s standards, it is another big indicator Google plans...

  6. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    They also prohibit the promotion of counterfeit goods through their AdWords program, though this is defined within their policy as having “a trademark or logo that is identical to or substantially indistinguishable from the trademark of another.

  7. Google, Apple, Microsoft Agree to Mobile App Privacy Changes

    The agreement, which came about after pressure from the U.S.justice system and California's attorney general, Kamala Harris, will bring the mobile application market in line with California laws, and requires all applications that collect personal...

  8. 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.

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

    In a post published today on Google’s Public Policy Blog, Dennis Woodside, SVP, announced they’ve received a “second request” for more information in their review of the Motorola Mobility acquisition.