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

    FairSearch Europe: Android is a 'Trojan Horse' Fairsearch Europe, which describes itself as "organization united to promote economic growth, innovation and choice across the internet" and made up of members including Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle...

  2. Is Google Trust Being Scroogled?

    Speaking of fair, there is a group that has emerged called FairSearch, which claims to be "a group of businesses and organizations united to promote economic growth, innovation and choice across the Internet ecosystem by fostering and defending...

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

    Ben Hammer, a spokesperson with industry advocacy group, said the FTC need only to look at recent comments from European Commission vice chairman Joaquin to see that Google's search results are hurting the industry.

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

    Consumer Watchdog, Asking for FTC Intervention, a group of companies including Microsoft, Expedia, and TripAdvisor, among others, released a blog post about Google’s latest acquisition.

  5. Google's ITA Deal Clears Final Hurdle

    Companies involved included Microsoft, Kayak, and Expedia, who formed the group. Google's ITA acquisition is officially in the clear; a federal court ruling approved the consent agreement between Google and the Department of Justice...

  6. Google Cleared to Buy ITA

    Even Google's fiercest opponent,, which formed in October in an attempt to kill the deal, seemed pleased with the terms, issuing the following statement: Seems today's Department of Justice proposed settlement has appeased all sides...

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

    The ITA deal has faced fierce opposition since the October formation of, made up of Microsoft and other travel sites. Google could face a major U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation after the Justice Department...

  8. DOJ Antitrust Chief Recuses Herself From Google ITA discussions

    The coalition, which includes Google rival Microsoft, Expedia Inc. Having worked for the law firm representing ITA - the travel software company Google is seeking to purchase - Christine Varney, the U.S.

  9. Google Fights Claims of Bias in Instant, Local Search

    Not shockingly, Microsoft also has joined the coalition that opposes Google's acquisition of ITA. Yesterday, Amit Singhal, Google Fellow and head of the company's search quality, ranking, and algorithm team, denied another common...