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

    Earlier this month, it was also reported that FTC chairman Jonathan Leibowitz was pushing Google to accept a settlement agreement with the FTC. News of the FTC's possible decision comes following recent reports saying that the FTC was pleading with...

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

    Such commitments followed the DOJ vs Microsoft settlement in 2001, which forced Microsoft to allow PC vendors to include non-Microsoft software on systems. Further action by the European Commission led to an agreement whereby Windows users get...

  3. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    On Google’s October 2010 settlement of their AdWords dispute with French authorities over their practice of blocking specific advertisers from buying sponsored links, the New York Times had reported that Google "also agreed to apply 'the principle...

  4. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Fla.and two watchdog groups –  Consumer Watchdog and the Electronic Privacy Information Center – began pushing the FTC to investigate whether Google violated a privacy settlement the FTC signed with Google last year.

  5. Google Books Makes a Deal with France's Top Publisher

    Google and the aforementioned groups have been working on a settlement for six years now, but their attempted settlements have all been rejected. Google has reached an agreement with France's largest publishing company, Hachette Libre.

  6. Google's Brin Defends Book Settlement in New York Times Op-Ed

    Google co-founder Sergey Brin has taken to the editorial pages of the New York Times to pen a defense of his company's book settlement. Struck a year ago, the settlement recently went into renegotiations after much opposition from various groups...