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European Consumers’ Organisation Calls For EU To Regulate Google

The European Commission is reportedly preparing its final recommendations in an antitrust case against Google. According to a report from the New York Times, investigators are expected to make recommendations to European Commission Vice President Joaquin Almunia, in the coming days. The BEUC (European Consumers’ Organisation) wrote a letter to Almunia, on March 19, which has been posted to the …

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Is Antitrust Enforcement as Regulation Harming American Companies?

Antitrust is quickly becoming a buzzword in the technology space as companies such as Google, Apple, and others are being investigated. The Federal Trade Commission is currently looking at Google in regards to claims that it is using its search power to favor its own products in search results.

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The Most Lifelike Racing Game Competition to Date

This is not your typical gaming competition. This isn’t even really a game, it’s a simulator used by professional drivers. This is a competition that is as real as it gets without actually being in a race car. I am talking about the Intel GT Series World Championship, brought to you via the state of the art iRacing Motorsport Simulators. …

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LinkedIn to Host DevelopHer, a Hackday Competition for Females in Engineering Fields

LinkedIn announced their first Women’s Hackday— DevelopHer, and it will be hosted from June 30 – July 1, 2012. DevelopHer is a public competition for female engineers to unite by hacking all night, eating food and doing yoga, meeting judges, and competing in Silicon Valley. The networking site is encouraging engineering students, enthusiasts, professionals, and interns to participate in the …

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Are You High on Yelp?

On Friday, popular online review site Yelp began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company had a successful first day with shares jumping from $15 per share initial pricing to nearly $25 per share. Yesterday, in the company’s second day of trading, shares however dipped nearly 15 percent.

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Google Science Fair to Reward Winners Handsomely

Winners of the Google Science Fair, the world’s largest online science competition, will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts: prizes include “once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships, and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland.” CERN is located in Geneva and is “an organization …

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FairSearch Coalition To Protest Google More Heavily In Europe

The FairSearch Coalition announced that it has expanded its presence into Europe, with the launch of a new site at FairSearchEuopre.org. The organization says that as its membership has grown, it has realized that the concerns it was founded on are not limited to the U.S. That is true. Its members (including Microsoft) operate internationally, and those concerns are largely …

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Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You

The FCC has a fight on its hands between cable companies and Internet streaming set-top box companies such as Boxee. The cable companies are pushing the FCC to make a change to current regulation in order to allow them to encrypt basic cable programming.

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Exclusive: Does Facebook’s IPO Make Good Business Sense?

Companies file for IPOs all the time, but the recent filing by social networking giant Facebook has seemed to connect with nearly everyone, and in a big way. On Wednesday, Facebook filed for its IPO in hopes to raise $5 billion or more, which would make it the largest initial public offering from an Internet or technology company.

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FairSearch Adds E-Commerce, Advertising Firms To Coalition

In 2010, a group of travel sites banded together to form the FairSearch Coalition, with the main goal of seeing Google’s acquisition of ITA Software blocked. It didn’t work, but the coalition is still going strong, fighting to see antitrust action taken against Google. The coalition, made up of Google competitors, including main competitor Microsoft, is expanding more beyond travel …

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Consumer Watchdog Calls On European Commission To Block Google Motorola Deal

Consumer Watchdog is pushing to get the European Commission to block Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and to issue a formal complaint against Google’s business practices. The group’s Privacy Project Director John M. Simpson wrote a letter to Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, saying, “The Commission’s role in keeping Google’s abuses in check is essential. Its executives have close relationships with …

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Google And Competition: Should The Government Be Regulating?

Google’s competitive practices have dominated the headlines this week, thanks to the company’s “Search Plus Your World” features (extensive integration of Google+ into search results, but not extensive integration of competing social networks Twitter and Facebook), but this is really just the latest episode in the ongoing complaints against the Internet’s dominant search player. Senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee …

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