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Sprint Is Thinking About Buying T-Mobile Next Year [REPORT] Sprint Is Thinking About Buying T-Mobile Next Year [REPORT]

According to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the United States’ third-largest carrier is thinking about making a bid for the nation’s fourth-largest. Sources “familiar with the matter” say that Sprint is weighing the possibility of making a play …

FairSearch Deems Google’s EU Proposal ‘Ineffective’ FairSearch Deems Google’s EU Proposal ‘Ineffective’
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A couple weeks ago, Google addressed the ongoing antitrust probe it has been facing in Europe, highlighting the latest version of its concessions with hopes to “move forward”. The company said it would give links to rival sites ““much more …

Google Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past Google Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past

Google addressed the ongoing antitrust probe it has been facing in Europe again this morning, highlighting the latest version of its concessions with hopes to “move forward”. Google says it will give links to rival sites “much more real estate …

European Commission Asks Google Competitors To Review Antitrust Proposals European Commission Asks Google Competitors To Review Antitrust Proposals
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At the beginning of the month, European Commission antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia gave a speech providing an update on where the lengthy Google antitrust probe stood. He said the Commission had been negotiating with the company, and Google had offered …

Google’s Waze Deal Won’t Face Antitrust Issues [REPORT] Google’s Waze Deal Won’t Face Antitrust Issues [REPORT]

Google looks to be in the clear concerning their recent acquisition of Israel-based navigation company Waze, according to a report from Bloomberg. They cite sources familiar with the matter who say that antitrust regulators will not challenge Google on the …

The Big Google Antitrust Probe May Be Nearing End The Big Google Antitrust Probe May Be Nearing End

A few weeks ago, we learned that Google had given the European Commission a new proposal to potentially resolve a lengthy antitrust probe after failing to reach a resolution with an earlier proposal. The probe has been going on for …

Google Reportedly Gives Europe A New Proposal To Resolve Antitrust Probe Google Reportedly Gives Europe A New Proposal To Resolve Antitrust Probe

Back in July, we heard that the European Commission was waiting for Google to revise earlier proposals it made to resolve an ongoing antitrust probe related to its search business. Now, word is out that in order to avoid a …

Microsoft’s Antitrust Lawyer Has Some Words For Google About The Windows Phone YouTube App Microsoft’s Antitrust Lawyer Has Some Words For Google About The Windows Phone YouTube App
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Microsoft and Google are still fighting about the Windows Phone YouTube app. This has been going on for months, with no apparent resolution on the way. Back in May, Google sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter for building a …

South Korea’s FTC Clears Google Of Unfairly Using Android For Search South Korea’s FTC Clears Google Of Unfairly Using Android For Search

It looks like Google has won another antitrust battle, this time in South Korea. The country’s antitrust watchdog has reportedly decided to acquit Google on charges that it has used its Android operating system to gain an unfair advantage for …

Europe Waits For Google To Revise Antitrust Proposals Europe Waits For Google To Revise Antitrust Proposals

European Commission antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia spoke to the press today in Brussels, indicating that he’s waiting on Google to revise proposals it recently submitted to end a lengthy antitrust probe in Europe. Back in April, the Commission released public …

Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on Wednesday that Apple violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by conspiring to raise e-book prices and hurt e-book retailer competition. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge …

Google To Regulators: We’re Doing A ‘Good Job’ Google To Regulators: We’re Doing A ‘Good Job’
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This week, Google addressed recent proposals it presented to the European Commission in an attempt to settle a lengthy antitrust investigation. These proposals already went further than those Google offered up successfully to the Federal Trade Commission here in the …

FairSearch On Google’s Proposals In Europe: It Would Be Better To Do Nothing FairSearch On Google’s Proposals In Europe: It Would Be Better To Do Nothing

This week, Google wrote a post on its Europe Policy blog defending the proposals it recently submitted to the European Commission, which has been investigating antitrust complaints against the company. Google submitted proposals back in April, but more recently, Commissioner …

Google Said To Be Under FTC Review For Waze Google Said To Be Under FTC Review For Waze

Google acquired Israel-based navigation company Waze earlier this month, after about a year’s worth of rumors that competitor Facebook would do so. Now, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is making sure the move is not anti-competitive. The Wall Street Journal …

European Android Antitrust Probe In Preliminary Stage European Android Antitrust Probe In Preliminary Stage
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Google is facing an antitrust probe in Europe regarding its Android licensing practices, according to a report from The Financial Times, which has seen documents related to the probe. The investigation, by the antitrust watchdog in Brussels, is in a …

Google’s Competition Proposals Not Good Enough For EU Google’s Competition Proposals Not Good Enough For EU

Last month, the EU finally released a public document discussing Google’s proposal to end a lengthy antitrust investigation. With the document, the Commission began seeking feedback on the commitments Google offered to address concerns. Unsurprisingly, the feedback has included demands …

Google Could Be In For Another FTC Antitrust Probe Google Could Be In For Another FTC Antitrust Probe

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering opening up a new antitrust probe into Google’s businesses practices once again, according to reports. This one would not be into Google’s search business, but its display advertising business. Bloomberg cites sources who …

Do Google’s Search Proposals Go Far Enough? Do Google’s Search Proposals Go Far Enough?
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The EU has finally come out with a public document discussing Google’s proposal to end a lengthy antitrust investigation, and addressing the previously reported “market test,” which will give competitors and all those concerned a chance to offer feedback. Should …

FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does
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As previously reported, the EU has finally released documents clearly stating its concerns with Google’s competitive practices and listing, for the first time, Google’s actual proposals for settlement. Ahead of the release, the FairSearch Coalition (a group of Google competitors …

FairSearch Issues Statement On Google Proposal ‘Market Test’ FairSearch Issues Statement On Google Proposal ‘Market Test’

Earlier this month, news came out that the European Union accepted a proposal from Google to settle a lengthy antitrust investigation. Google reportedly agreed to clearly lavel search results from its own properties, and show links from rival search engines. …

Google To Alter Search Results To Settle With EU Google To Alter Search Results To Settle With EU

No official announcement has been made yet, but reports have come out indicating that Google has settled with the European Commission in a two-year antitrust investigation. This one goes far beyond the settlement the company recently reached with the Federal …