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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    The European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has suggested that when he completes his antitrust investigation into Google, he might follow it with a YouTube study. The Google investigation has been going on since 2011, with the European...

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

    European regulators, U.S. We are confident that our new simple, clear and transparent privacy policy respects all European data protection laws and principles. The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute...

  3. Scroogled Rises: Microsoft Back on Attack as Google Faces New Antitrust Complaint

    The attack ads coincide with another European antitrust complaint orchestrated by Microsoft relating to Google's Android software. In an interview with the New York Times, European Union’s antitrust chief, Joaquín Almunia, noted one solution to...

  4. International SEO Gone Wrong: 7 Assumptions Can Ruin Your Program

    A 2007 US Census Bureau report put the number of Americans speaking Spanish “very well” in their homes at more than 18 million people with an additional 6 million or so speaking it “well,” while nearly 7 million Americans spoke an Indo-European...

  5. 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. Theoretically Google could face a fine as high as $4 billion – 10 percent of its global turnover – if found to be in...

  6. FTC to Drop Vertical Search Antitrust Case Against Google? No Consumer Harm Found

    As European Commission vice chairman Joaquin Almunia has indicated publicly, the evidence clearly shows Google's search bias and manipulation of the display of results in favour of its own products and away from other services is a violation of...

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

    European antitrust chiefs are offering Google a chance to end the 18-month investigation into alleged monopoly abuses by the company. Competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said that its initial investigations had identified four areas of...

  8. CIVETS: New Global Marketing Opportunities in Emerging Economies

    The CIVETS countries currently have 176 million Internet users – more than any European country on its own – and that number is set to rise. As the Colombian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Egyptian, Turkish and South African nations reinvent their...

  9. Google, Mozilla Accuse Microsoft of Restricting Browser Choice in Windows 8

    Further action by the European Commission led to an agreement whereby Windows users get offered a choice of browsers in Europe. Windows on ARM - as currently designed - restricts user choice, reduces competition and chills innovation," said Mozilla...

  10. 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. As with their European counterparts, U.S.officials vowed to keep a close eye on...

  11. Google+ Stream Filtering Upgrade In Works

    Schmidt said he considered a number of European cities to be eligible rivals for the California tech hub. Schmidt: Silicon Valley Needs Competition; U.S. Google plans to add filtering mechanisms to Google+, allowing users to receive more relevant...

  12. 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. Furthermore, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is expected to visit Joaquín...

  13. Google+ vs. Facebook: More Passive Aggression & Creepiness in Tech Soap Opera

    I guess those European students are lying about their 1,000 page Facebook user data files, right? When asked whether the two are in direct competition or could co-exist, he pointed to the popularity of existing Google services such as YouTube and...