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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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“The Voice” Reveals Top 12 Contestants

We are down to the final 12 contestants on this season of “The Voice”. On Monday and Tuesday night, each contestant gave it their all during the live rounds, leaving the viewers to vote for the contestants they wanted to stay. On last night’s show, the top 12 were announced, shocking many of the viewers as their favorites were sent …

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Amber Riley Shocked About Her Success On DWTS

Former “Glee” star Amber Riley says she is shocked that she has done so well on this season of “Dancing with the Stars”. She never expected to get this far, and as more contestants are dwindling away, she stands a chance at actually winning the competition. Despite her doubts, she is staying motivated and is determined to do well. “In …

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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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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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Miss Philippines Wins Miss World Competition

And the winner is…Miss Philippines! Megan Young, Miss Philippines 2013, was crowned Miss World at the competition on Saturday. The contest has faced many obstacles this year, including a mystery contestant, protests, and calls for the show to be banned. The final round of the competition was moved from Jakarta to the Indonesian resort island Bali after protests from Muslim …

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Jim Parsons Gets The Emmy For Best Actor In A Comedy

Jim Parsons won the award for Best Actor In A Comedy Series again last night during the presentation of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Since shows like 30 Rock and Arrested Development have ended, their nominees will not have any more chances to win the award. This marks the third time that Parsons has won an Emmy for his role …

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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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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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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 Denise Cote cited “compelling evidence” that the company violated antitrust law and played a “central role” in said conspiracy. Quoting …

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Google To Regulators: We’re Doing A ‘Good Job’

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 U.S. The commission recently said they didn’t go far enough, and Google competitors think the proposals are so bad that …

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