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Google Antitrust Complaint Filed With FTC Google Antitrust Complaint Filed With FTC
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ShopCity.com, a network of local shopping sites, has filed an antitrust complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Google. The company shared a copy of the complaint with us. It says: For most of its existence, ShopCity’s growth has been …

Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking” Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking”
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Consider this a lesson in how not to use Google+. And to think, the Circles feature was designed to give you more control over who sees what… A Google software engineer, Steve Yegge, had some less than favorable things to …

Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry? Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry?
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Microsoft and Yahoo have been Google’s main rivals for years. As Google has expanded into more and more product areas, it has taken on plenty of competition in a wide variety of industries. Apple and Facebook are two of its …

FairSearch Releases 44-Page Paper About Google’s “Anticompetitive Conduct” FairSearch Releases 44-Page Paper About Google’s “Anticompetitive Conduct”
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The FairSearch Coalition has sent a 44-pager paper, entitled, “Google’s Transformation From Gateway To Gatekeeper: How Google’s Exclusionary And Anticompetitive Conduct Restricts Innovation And Deceives Consumers,” to all 50 U.S. Attorneys General. “The paper offers in the greatest detail yet the …

Google Antitrust Hearing Takes Place Today Google Antitrust Hearing Takes Place Today

Google’s big antitrust hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust is today at 2:00PM. The witness list includes: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Nextag CEO Jeff Katz, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Covington & Burling LLP partner …

Google Antitrust Hearing Witness List Google Antitrust Hearing Witness List
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We got an email today from the FairSearch Coalition with a witness list for Google’s upcoming hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. The hearing takes place on Wednesday, September 21 …

Google’s Strategic Move to Buy Motorola: Will It Work? Google’s Strategic Move to Buy Motorola: Will It Work?
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Can Google pull off its bid to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion? This is the question that many people in the tech and mobile spaces are asking. There’s no doubt that it’s a strategic move on Google’s part, but it does raise some issues.

Sprint Files Its Own Suit to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Sprint Files Its Own Suit to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
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Sprint announced today that it has filed a suit to block the proposed AT&T, T-Mobile USA merger. The suit was filed in federal court in the District of Columbia. “Sprint opposes AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile,” said Susan Z. Haller, …

If Google+ Is a Major Player, Where Does It Leave Other Social Networks? If Google+ Is a Major Player, Where Does It Leave Other Social Networks?
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Google+ has made quite a splash in the social media space with recent reports crediting it with more than 20 million users. These numbers are quite impressive given that the site is not yet opened to the public and that it is just over a month old.

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Announces Google Hearing Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Announces Google Hearing

THe U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights announced today that it will hold a hearing, “The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?” on September 21 at 2:00 PM. Last month, we reported …

Google: Here’s Who Doesn’t Think We’re Anticompetitive Google: Here’s Who Doesn’t Think We’re Anticompetitive
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The DoJ has been scrutinizing Google’s proposed acquisition of ad optimization firm AdMeld for over a month, and has now requested further information from Google. Google has put out a response to this via its Public Policy blog, which basically …

FairSearch Blasts Google with “Searchville” Site FairSearch Blasts Google with “Searchville” Site
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The FairSearch Coalition, the organization started last year to try (unsuccessfully) and see Google’s acquisition of ITA Software blocked, has launched a new site called Searchville with videos, comic strips and other interactive content, as well as a white paper, …

Google to FTC: These 5 Principles Will Stand Up To Your Scrutiny Google to FTC: These 5 Principles Will Stand Up To Your Scrutiny
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“These are the principles that guide us, and we know they’ll stand up to scrutiny,” Google said today in a post to the Official Google Blog, in response to scrutiny from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. So it’s official now. …

Report: FTC Ready to Serve Google Subpoenas Report: FTC Ready to Serve Google Subpoenas
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Mutterings of a a broad antitrust investigation of Google by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have been heard for a few months now, and there is still nothing official yet. Neither the FTC nor Google has commented on this. …

Google AdMeld Deal Draws DoJ Scrutiny Google AdMeld Deal Draws DoJ Scrutiny
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Earlier this week, Google officially announced that it has agreed to acquire ad optimization firm AdMeld, and now, as expected it appears it will draw government scrutiny. Pretty standard really. Bloomberg is reporting that the $400 million deal will be …

Apple iCloud Draws Antitrust Complaints Before It’s Even Unveiled Apple iCloud Draws Antitrust Complaints Before It’s Even Unveiled

Apple’s iCloud service hasn’t even been formally introduced yet (it will be today sometime after 1PM Eastern), but it is already drawing antitrust complaints. iCloud is expected to add a music storage element to Apple’s current digital music offerings (the …

Google AdSense Alternative? Lijit Thinks So. Google AdSense Alternative? Lijit Thinks So.
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Not surprisingly, many businesses use Google’s AdSense platform to make money. It has given many publishers a tried-and-true monetization model to fall back on, so they can focus on the editorial side of the business.

Google Facing More Competition-Related Scrutiny, This Time from the FTC Google Facing More Competition-Related Scrutiny, This Time from the FTC
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It seems like just yesterday that Google won the approval of the Justice Department to go forward with its acquisition of ITA Software, a deal Google’s competitors tried aggressively (but unsuccessfully) to see blocked. In fact, it was only last …

Google ITA Software Acquisition Gets DoJ Approval Google ITA Software Acquisition Gets DoJ Approval
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The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Google’s acquisition of ITA Software, which provides a solution for flight information used by numerous travel sites, and has been the subject of a great deal of controversy related to competition. There are …

What Bing Is Doing to Stay Strong in Search
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Recent search data from Experian Hitwise, comScore, and, most recently Compete, all indicate that Bing is gaining market share. Interestingly, the data also shows that Google’s market share has dropped slightly. According to Stefan Weitz, a director with Bing, the search engine has grown every month since its launch.

Google Says Bing is Stealing Their Results
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We all know that Bing is now powering Yahoo’s search results, but a very interesting finding from Danny Sullivan indicates that Google may be powering Bing’s search results, at least to some extent. No, this is not in any partnership kind of way like Bing’s relationship with Yahoo.