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FTC: Controversial Wall Street Journal Google Article ‘Misleading’

FTC: Controversial Wall Street Journal Google Article ‘Misleading’

By Chris Crum March 26, 2015

On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal published an inflammatory report under the title “Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House,” which attempts to make the case that Google was able to sway the outcome of the FTC’s antitrust …

U.S. Doesn't Think Google Should Be Broken Up U.S. Doesn't Think Google Should Be Broken Up

As reported late last week, the European Parliament is considering a call to break up Google. This would specifically involve breaking the search business away from the rest of the business. Do you think a break-up of Google is a …

Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google

Google has had plenty of battles throughout Europe for years, but now it could be facing its biggest yet. According to a new report, the European parliament is about to call for a break-up of the company, which would see …

Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias

As recently reported, Yelp has formed a coalition (not entirely unlike the FairSearch Coalition) with other Google critics/competitors Consumer Watchdog, Jameda, HolidayCheck, TripAdvisor, and Fight for the Future. The group launched the site Focus on the User, which comes with …

Google Rivals Launch ‘Focus On The User’ Site Google Rivals Launch ‘Focus On The User’ Site

Another group of Google rival companies (separate from FairSearch) has sprung up with a new site aimed at shaping the EU opinion on Google’s business practices when it comes to competition. The site is called “Focus on the User,” and …

The Latest From The Google Antitrust Probe The Latest From The Google Antitrust Probe

Google has offered a handful of proposals in the years-long antitrust probe in Europe to avoid having to pay as much as $6 billion in fines, but continues to have to go back to the drawing board. Earlier this year, …

FairSearch Shares Panel Videos About Google Probe FairSearch Shares Panel Videos About Google Probe

The FairSearch coalition convened this week in Washington D.C. for a panel to discuss U.S. and EU competition policies, and the next steps in the European Google investigation. The panel criticized the FTC’s investigation, which led to a settlement with …

EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions

It’s starting to look like the EU’s antitrust probe into Google may never end, as the European Commission has now said that Google must once again make more concessions. Google has already offered a revised proposal three times, aimed at …

Google: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites Google: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites

Google has said it before, but now it has said it again: “We built Google for users, not websites.” Think you got a raw deal from a recent algorithm change? Sorry, they built Google for users, not websites. Think Google …

Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up

An EU antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices related to Android has been in the works for over a year, following a complaint filed by FairSearch.org in April, 2013. Now, things are starting to heat up. Reuters is reporting that …

Should Yelp Really Be Complaining About Google? Should Yelp Really Be Complaining About Google?

Yelp has sure done a lot of complaining about Google as the latter faces regulation over allegedly anticompetitive business practices in Europe. When speaking with investors, however, Yelp doesn’t seem too concerned about competing with the search giant internationally. Meanwhile, …

Google Antitrust Probe To Continue Google Antitrust Probe To Continue

Earlier this year, it was starting to look like the EU’s lengthy antitrust probe into Google was getting close to finally wrapping up. Now, it’s not looking like that’s the case. In early February, the EU announced that it had …

Yelp Becomes Official Complainant Against Google Yelp Becomes Official Complainant Against Google

Yelp decided its voice wasn’t loud enough in the never-ending European Google antitrust case, so it has decided to be an official complainant, and oppose the EU’s proposed settlement. Yelp has been a vocal opponent of Google’s business practices in …

Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google

Google is a magnet for antitrust complaints, so it’s never a shock when a new one is filed. This time it’s Aptoide, and the complaint alleges “abuse of a dominant position in the App Store market.” Aptoide operates an independent …

Google Ads Reportedly Catch Eye Of UK Regulator Google Ads Reportedly Catch Eye Of UK Regulator

Google is reportedly being monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority, a financial services watchdog in the UK, in relation to its comparison ads. The Telegraph’s James Titcomb reports (h/t: Greg Sterling): Of particular concern is that Google’s listing of search …

Companies Pressure European Commission On Google Companies Pressure European Commission On Google

FairSearch is calling attention to a new campaign by The Open Internet Project seeking to raise “further scrutiny” of Google’s potential settlement with the European Commission over a lengthy antitrust investigation. The Open Internet Project is a group of European …

India Launches Another Google Antitrust Probe India Launches Another Google Antitrust Probe

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly launched a new antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices following a complaint that Google allegedly blocked a business’ ads because it competed with one of Google’s own Helpouts business. Google launched Helpouts last …