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  1. Google Faces New Mobile Search Monopoly Antitrust Lawsuit

    Consumer rights law firm Hagens Berman filed the lawsuit May 1 on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the internet and mobile search market in the US.

  2. Ripoff Report Launches Verified, a New Program to Shield Businesses From Negative Reviews

    Magedson has stated that he is battling on behalf of customer rights, however many think he is unethically making money from many businesses or individuals that are falsely accused of wrong doing. However, as the Ripoff Report rep explained, if the...

  3. 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. Consumer Watchdog is calling on the FTC to block the acquisition. Consumer Watchdog, FairSearch.org Asking for FTC...

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

    Google’s current AdWords policy prohibits intellectual property rights infringement by advertisers, though they note that trademarks are territorial and apply only to certain goods or services. In one example in that suit, filed by the Australian...

  5. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Accountability: Consumers have a right to have personal data handled by companies with appropriate measures in place to assure they adhere to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. A new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights was also introduced today.

  6. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    If enacted, S.968 - Protect IP Act (PIPA) and HR.3261, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), would negatively affect all Internet-based businesses, traditional businesses that have Internet presences or divisions, marketers and advertisers, and all...

  7. Renewed Calls for Privacy Law Following Facebook FTC Settlement

    Meanwhile, Senator John Kerry, who introduced his own privacy bill along with Senator John McCain in April, called the settlement an FTC success, noting, "These priorities are consistent with what Senator McCain and I had in mind when we...

  8. 'The Power of Google' Senate Hearing is Must Watch TV Today

    People should be watching the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights hearing on "The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition? today. Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt will testify...

  9. How to Make Sure Check-Ins Don’t Check Out: Five Location-Based Marketing Tips

    Claiming ownership normally gives you admin rights to information on the page, but also enables you to offer deals, specials, and coupons. In a time when location-aware apps are multiplying like rabbits, these strategies will help you avoid the...

  10. Google & Recyclebank Set Earth Day Challenge to 'Green' Your Social Graph

    The use of bragging rights from competition seems to be the angle, but how much are bragging rights worth? Apparently, tracking energy consumption and bragging rights are enough to top off a $35 million profit for Opower in 2010.

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

    In addition, two senators, Herb Kohl (D-Wis.and Mike Lee (R-Utah), on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, have announced plans to look into whether Google's competitors are being treated unfairly...