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

    The EC said today that with its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year probe and has dodged a potential $5 billion fine. Google has offered further concessions to address the European Commission's (EC) antitrust concerns, which...

  2. Google Pays $17 Million to Settle Apple Safari User Tracking Case

    Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S.states in order to end a probe into claims that it deliberately bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. The issue came to light in February 2012 after it was revealed...

  3. Will Google's Proposed Search Fixes End EU Antitrust Case?

    The search giant hopes the concessions will put an end to the EU's two-year long antitrust probe. Federal Trade Commission closed its 19-month search antitrust probe earlier this year after deciding that Google's demotion of competing websites was...

  4. Italy Antitrust Chief Warns of Google Publishing Monopoly

    Senators delved into their own antitrust probe against Google following the EC's findings. Italy's antitrust chief has warned the nation's lower house of parliament of an impending Google publishing monopoly.

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

    The search giant also faces a similar probe in the U.S. 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...

  6. Facebook's Instagram Purchase Faces Government Review

    Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram is reportedly facing delays of several months, as U.S.regulators probe the deal. According to the Financial Times, two people familiar with the matter have confirmed that the...

  7. Google Reveals Argentina, South Korea Investigations

    Google said that the Argentinian probe was related to its search and advertising businesses. Google has disclosed a pair of ongoing international government probes into its business practices. The company said in a filing with the U.S.

  8. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    FTC's antitrust probe into Google, the search marketing organization SEMPO issues a statement to the FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, calling for zero regulation. In response to the U.S. This article discusses both sides of the heated debate.

  9. Facebook Fixes Cookie Issues as Lawmakers Urge FTC Privacy Probe

    Marketers should give note to a couple other stories, including The Wall Street Journal’s recently revised privacy policy (which permits WSJ to track personally identifiable behavior without user consent) and the FTC probe into undeletable...

  10. FTC Investigating if Google Jacked Up AdWords Rates on Microsoft

    Regardless of the timing, this allegation is part of the large Google antitrust probe that began earlier this year, as the FTC is attempting to determine whether Google has abused its power and violated antitrust laws, and no doubt will take...