All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Antitrust’

EU Gives Google ‘Weeks’ To Offer New Concessions

The big European Google antitrust probe continues, but may be getting closer to a resolution. Either that or we may be getting closer to formal charges being brought against the Internet giant. Either way, it appears the EU is losing its patience. Last month, Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said that Google’s most recent proposals were not acceptable (despite calling them improvements …

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Google’s Proposals Still Not Good Enough For EU

The European Commission is reportedly not accepting Google’s latest proposal to settle the lengthy antitrust probe into the company’s search business. In October, commissioner Joaquin Almunia asked Google’s competitors to review the concessions offered by the search giant, which included giving links to rival sites “much more real estate and visibility,” including rival sites’ logos with these links for ‘even …

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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 on T-Mobile that could take place as early as the first half of 2014, and which could be as costly …

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FairSearch Deems Google’s EU Proposal ‘Ineffective’

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 real estate and visibility,” include rival sites’ logos with these links for “even greater prominence, and accompany the links with …

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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 and visibility,” include rival sites’ logos with these links for “even greater prominence, and accompany the links with dynamic text …

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European Commission Asks Google Competitors To Review Antitrust Proposals

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 up “improvements” to the commitments it had released earlier. He did not go into too many details, but indicated that …

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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 purchase, which took place this past June. Google has gone so far as to say that Waze’s team will remain …

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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 nearly three years, and appears to be close to over. European Commission Vice President Joaquin Almunia gave a speech today …

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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 potential $5 billion fine and try once again to get this thing resolved, Google has offered further concessions to the …

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Microsoft’s Antitrust Lawyer Has Some Words For Google About The Windows Phone YouTube App

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 native YouTube app, claiming that it violated its terms of service in three areas. It allowed users to download videos, …

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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 its search business. Korean Internet operators NHN Corp. and Daum Communications Corp. had filed complaints with the country’s Fair Trade …

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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 documents discussing Google’s proposals, and giving competitors time to share their feedback during a market test period, which ended in …

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