A recent court ruling indicates Yelp would be in the clear if it tampered with the ratings of businesses that declined paid advertising and that is bad news for small businesses.
After Getty Images filed a lawsuit citing "massive infringement," Bing has temporarily removed the new tool it said would make it easier to display images and slideshows on websites.
China's largest search engine is reportedly facing a lawsuit after it displayed results for a clinic falsely claiming it could make gay men straight.
In the wake of recent European rulings on the "right to be forgotten", a new website has popped up. Called Hidden From Google, the goal of the website is provide a list of the censored search terms, censored links, and the source.
A lawsuit by Argentinian model Maria Belen Rodriguez alleges that the search results have ruined her life and damaged her reputation. Google counters that "search engines are neutral platforms that do not create nor control content on the web.”
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.
Two leaders in the SEO software space, BrightEdge and Searchmetrics, could be duking it out in court soon over a complaint filed by BrightEdge over reported patent infringement by Searchmetrics. This case hits close to home for many in the industry.
The court in Virginia has ordered Google to pay a royalty for all AdWords advertising revenue to Vringo for patent infringement, for infringing upon two patents it owns. Google is appealing the judgment, which could be worth billions of dollars.
A U.S. court has ordered customer review website Yelp reveal the names of seven of its anonymous reviewers. The order follows a lawsuit filed by a carpet cleaning company which suspected that some of the reviews placed online about it were made up.