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  1. Google, Europe Near Antitrust Deal, Really This Time?

    Google has offered further concessions to address the European Commission's (EC) antitrust concerns, which could finally put an end to the ongoing case. The EC said today that with its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year...

  2. Mobile Ad Spend Up 5% on Google; Marin Gives Tips for Mobile PPC Success

    I suppose you could say that's because of EC. Advertisers are still figuring out how to operate in a post-EC world, and given the commotion, we found it difficult to identify what was the result of EC versus advertisers just learning a new way to...

  3. Here's What Google's Labeled Search Results Could Look Like in Europe

    The EC also revealed some images illustrating what Google's results could soon look like. This EC document provides all the details. The European Commission is now seeking feedback on Google's cosmetic search result changes that aim to settle a...

  4. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Google has submitted a response to the European Commission (EC) over its anti-competitive business concerns, Reuters reported. Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents Thursday evening, just in time for...

  5. Italy Antitrust Chief Warns of Google Publishing Monopoly

    The European Commission (EC) gave Google a July deadline to address antitrust concerns. Google has said they were working with the EC to address antitrust concerns. Senators delved into their own antitrust probe against Google following the EC's...

  6. Google Told to Fix 4 Areas in Search, Advertising to End Antitrust Inquiry

    The EC has the power to fine firms as much as 10 percent of their annual revenues, if they are found to have breached competition laws. Senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee, both of whom last year were involved in a hearing with Eric Schmidt, Google's...

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

    Microsoft has filed a formal complaint against Motorola with the European Commission (EC) over what it sees as a clear abuse of its industry standard patents, with Google's tacit backing. This follows a similar filing by Apple demanding EC...

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

    Department of Justice (DOJ) and the European Commission (EC) each announced that the deal had been cleared by their respective antitrust authorities and could proceed. While the DOJ and EC both signed off the deal, officials were quick to note that...

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

    The European Commission (EC) will issue a 400-page document outlining its concerns with Google's alleged anti-competitive practices, according to sources at the EC. Sources in the organization revealed that the EC will issue its statement of...

  10. Google Antitrust Deal in Works? Schmidt Meets With Key EU Regulator

    On a related note, 1plusV, parent company of ejustice.fr, today in a supplementary complaint to the EC accused Google of blocking its vertical search engines from using AdSense between 2006 and 2010, the AP reported.

  11. EU Asks Advertisers: Does Google Manipulate Its Search Results?

    The European Commission (EC) wants to know all about it. As part of its antitrust investigation, which is mainly due to complaints by businesses with ties to Microsoft, the EC has sent out a pair of questionnaires to advertisers and vertical search...