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Former FTC Chairman Doesn’t Think An FTC Antitrust Suit Against Google Would Work Former FTC Chairman Doesn’t Think An FTC Antitrust Suit Against Google Would Work
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There has been talk about a possible antitrust investigation into Google by the FTC for over a year. Earlier this year, the FTC hired Beth Wilkinson, a high-profile antitrust litigator, which many assumed signaled that this scenario would soon come …

It Looks Like Google’s Search Results Are About To Change In Europe It Looks Like Google’s Search Results Are About To Change In Europe
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It looks like Google and the European Commission may have reached an agreement in the big antitrust battle. As reported yesterday, the Commission’s head of competition, Joaquin Almunia reportedly added to his list of conditions that Google apply any agreed …

Government May Hold Google Back In Mobile Search Innovation, Even With Competition On The Rise Government May Hold Google Back In Mobile Search Innovation, Even With Competition On The Rise
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Earlier this month, Google was reported to have submitted a proposal to settle with the European Commission with regards to concerns expressed by the Commission’s head of competition, Joaquin Almunia. Details of Google’s proposal were not made public, but newer …

Who Will Win the Social Search Engine War? Facebook, Google, Or Someone Else? Who Will Win the Social Search Engine War? Facebook, Google, Or Someone Else?
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The search industry has witnessed multiple changes over the past couple of years. Among the most notable changes are social, mobile, and local being integrated into search results. While each of these play a big role in the search evolution …

Former Rhode Island AG: Google Thinks It Is Above The Law Former Rhode Island AG: Google Thinks It Is Above The Law
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot filed a civil suit against Google in a Texas State court this week, as part of an ongoing antitrust probe. According to the Wall Street Journal, Abbot claims Google has withheld 14,500 documents, while a …

Could Songza Kill Pandora and Even Spotify? Could Songza Kill Pandora and Even Spotify?
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Although Songza has been around since 2007, the Internet radio service is gaining a lot of attention of late for the tremendous growth it has been receiving. It recently became the #1 free app on iTunes for the iPad and …

Is Google A Monopoly Or Do People Just Prefer It? Is Google A Monopoly Or Do People Just Prefer It?
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The Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece from Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz, calling Google a monopoly and slamming the company’s business practices. This is nothing new, of course. We see these types of complaints all the time, and various …

Google: WSJ Readers Don’t Think We’re A Monopoly Google: WSJ Readers Don’t Think We’re A Monopoly

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an editorial from Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz, slamming Google’s business practices, and calling Google a monopoly. Google followed up the article with its own official response. We weighed in on the topic here. The …

TripAdvisor Complains To EU About Google Ahead Of Antitrust Decision TripAdvisor Complains To EU About Google Ahead Of Antitrust Decision
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Does this headline sound familiar? It should, because it’s exactly the same as the one I used in an article a few days ago, except for the first word. Last time, it was Expedia filing a complaint. Now, it’s TripAdvisor. …

Verizon-Cable Deal Raises Major Concerns, According to Public Knowledge Verizon-Cable Deal Raises Major Concerns, According to Public Knowledge

The dispute over Verizon Wireless’s bid to buy spectrum from several cable companies is still going strong even after last week’s hearing that attempted to answer some of the questions about it. As WebProNews previously reported, Verizon Wireless, in December, …

Google Antitrust Case In Europe: EU Eyes Post-Easter Decision Google Antitrust Case In Europe: EU Eyes Post-Easter Decision
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Joaquin Almunia, who is leading an EU antitrust investigation of Google, has apparently decided not to decide anything on the matter until after Easter. Reuters reports that Almunia said on Wednesday that he would only decide after April 8, “whether …

European Consumers’ Organisation Calls For EU To Regulate Google 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 …

Is Antitrust Enforcement as Regulation Harming American Companies? 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.

The Most Lifelike Racing Game Competition to Date
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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 …

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

Are You High on Yelp? Are You High on Yelp?
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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.

Google Science Fair to Reward Winners Handsomely
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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 …

FairSearch Coalition To Protest Google More Heavily In Europe 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 …

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

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

FairSearch Adds E-Commerce, Advertising Firms To Coalition 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 …