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

    My mission is to protect competition to the benefit of consumers, not competitors," said European Commission VP in charge of competition policy Joaquín Almunia. Google has offered further concessions to address the European Commission's (EC...

  2. Korea’s FTC Acquits Google of Antitrust Charges

    Just Wednesday, EU chief antitrust regulator Joaquín Almunia said Google must offer more and improved concessions from Google's proposal back in April. The Korean Fair Trade Commission acquitted Google of claims it was demonstrating an unfair...

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

    In an interview with the New York Times, European Union’s antitrust chief, Joaquín Almunia, noted one solution to deal with this issue could be "labeling" – or something that clearly distinguishes when Google is promoting its own services...

  4. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

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

  5. Will Europe Force Google to Change How it Displays Search Results?

    Joaquín Almunia’s chief concern isn’t Google's algorithm, however. In an interview with the Financial Times, Almunia accused Google of giving itself preferential treatment by “diverting traffic” to its own vertical search products, including Google...

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

    Competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said that its initial investigations had identified four areas of concerns over Google's businesses practices: I hope that Google seizes this opportunity to swiftly resolve our concerns, for the benefit of...

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

    Furthermore, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is expected to visit Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the EC and the commissioner responsible for competition, to discuss the document and Google's acquisition of Motorola, according to the...