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  1. 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. Google acquired Frommer’s brand of travel guides from Wiley s standards, it is another big indicator Google plans...

  2. US Senators Ask FTC to Launch Formal Anti-trust Investigation into Google

    Kohl and Lee completed an investigation into Google, via a subcommittee, in September. The senators added that a key question for the FTC is whether Google favours its own online properties when serving search results, and suggested that Google's...

  3. '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? Regardless, Google has prepared its own website, Facts about...

  4. 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...

  5. Consumer Watchdog Believes Google 'WiSpy' Potentially Logged Homeland Security Data

    Jane Harman, D-CA, chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the Homeland Security. In the long list of legal issues Google is facing at the moment, here's another one to add to the record: Consumer Watchdog suspects the Mountain View-based company...

  6. The Web's Wild West Days Are Gone

    Rick Boucher (D-Virginia), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, are pushing for greater regulation and the implementation of more aggressive opt-in policies. The antitrust discussions about Google's monopolistic...

  7. Privacy Roundup: Google Street View, French Law, and Congressional Hearings

    Vice President of Policy and Head of Privacy Anne Toth today testified at the House Energy & Commerce Committee subcommittee's "Behavioral Advertising: Industry Practices and Consumer Expectations. First up, Google has been asked by a the European...

  8. SearchDay | Charity Events: Search With a Cause

    In a letter to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Barnett, Kohl, Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust urges: Recognizing the nascent and fast-changing nature of this marketplace, we . Google Blog Search Redesigns as Meme Tracker...

  9. Senator Kohl Wants Oversight of Google-Yahoo Deal

    In a letter to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Barnett, Kohl, Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust urges: Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wis.is okay with the Google-Yahoo deal, but he wants the DOJ to keep a close eye on the implementation.

  10. Yahoo Google Deal: Yahoo Adds AdWords Search Deal

    Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), chairman of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Google and Yahoo: The consequences for advertisers and consumers could be far-reaching and warrant careful...