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

    Google allegedly “reneged on its FRAND [fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory] commitments and pursued – or threatened to pursue – injunctions against companies that need to use [Motorola Mobility’s] standard-essential patents in their devices...

  2. Google’s Patent Battle With Microsoft & Apple Escalates

    They are available from a group of 29 companies that came together to offer their H.264 patents to the industry on FRAND [fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory] terms. Microsoft has filed a formal complaint against Motorola with the European...

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

    The division’s concerns about the potential anticompetitive use of standard essential patents (SEP) was lessened by the clear commitments by Apple and Microsoft to license SEPs on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, as well as their...

  4. Argentina Court: Google Must Censor Anti-Semitic Search Results, Suggestions

    Google must stop suggesting searches that lead users to anti-Semitic websites and scrub its search results pages of 76 "highly discriminatory" sites now that a judge has granted a request by Jewish community organization DAIA in Argentina.

  5. Google, Verizon Outline 7-Point Proposal Towards An Open Web

    The Google-Verizon duet calls it a "new, enforceable prohibition against discriminatory practices. In the light of the ongoing debate about web neutrality, Google and Verizon have put together seven points in a proposal to legislators.

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

    Last week, the French competition body, Autorité de la concurrence, asked that Google reinstate French location data company Navx into its AdWords service as the search engine was found to have demonstrated discriminatory behavior against the...

  7. Google AdWords' Discriminatory Behavior Needs Tweaking, French Regulator Says

    Discriminatory Practices In a statement, the Autorité de la Concurrence said Google's treatment of advertisers (i.e.its clients) on AdWords was unfair, and the Mountain View-based company failed to provide information in "an objective, transparent...

  8. FCC Chairman Pushes for Net Neutrality

    As a result, these providers are in a position to influence whether and how consumers and producers can use the on-ramps to the Internet -- and we've already seen several examples of discriminatory actions or threats that impair openness.

  9. Craigslist Ruling: Does This Extend To Our Paid Ads?

    Two years ago, the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a suit which accused Craigslist of posting discriminatory ads under the Fair Housing Act. According to the ruling, “Doubtless Craigslist plays a causal role in the sense...

  10. Women of SEO Luncheon Monday August 20

    These have been fun from what I have heard.a little discriminatory but maybe an invite for DaveN will show him there are a lot of women in our space. Li Evans at Marketing Gurus is organizing a Women of Search luncheon Monday August 20 during SES.