A law firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the U.S. by making deals that are stifling competition in the market.
Google has submitted a response to the European Commission. Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents just in time for the deadline set by the EC. No details of the response have been made public.
Microsoft this week, during the holiday season, increased the public pressure on Google with its “Scroogled” campaign. The campaign publicly points out, correctly, that Google Shopping results are entirely paid inclusion products here in the U.S.
Google has confirmed that Chinese authorities have approved its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola. The deal is expected to be closed by this Wednesday, with the requirement that the Android system remain free and open to use for five years.
A California judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit from employees alleging that a group of seven high profile tech companies, including Google and Apple, conspired in a "no poaching" deal, limiting worker salaries and mobility.
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs emailed Google to ask the firm to stop trying to recruit its staff, according to court documents made public in an investigation into the hiring policies in place at several major technology companies.
The European Commission will issue a 400-page document early next year, outlining several of its concerns with Google's alleged anti-competitive search practices, including favoring its own properties, such as YouTube and Product Search.
ShopCity – a site with SEO issues – has joined the list of companies who claim Google is unfairly demoting their content in favor of its own. In response to these alleged anti-competitive practices, ShopCity has filed a complaint with the FTC.
Microsoft shouldn’t make money on Android devices, Google will run Motorola independently, and Apple Siri is a “significant” rival to Google search, according to Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. A quick rundown of Schmidt’s latest comments.
Korean officials raided Google's Seoul offices on September 6 to investigate claims that the company is engaged in anticompetitive practices with their Android operating system. This is the second raid of Google’s Seoul offices in six months.