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Google’s Competition Proposals Not Good Enough For EU Google’s Competition Proposals Not Good Enough For EU

Last month, the EU finally released a public document discussing Google’s proposal to end a lengthy antitrust investigation. With the document, the Commission began seeking feedback on the commitments Google offered to address concerns. Unsurprisingly, the feedback has included demands …

Do Google’s Search Proposals Go Far Enough? Do Google’s Search Proposals Go Far Enough?
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The EU has finally come out with a public document discussing Google’s proposal to end a lengthy antitrust investigation, and addressing the previously reported “market test,” which will give competitors and all those concerned a chance to offer feedback. Should …

FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does
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As previously reported, the EU has finally released documents clearly stating its concerns with Google’s competitive practices and listing, for the first time, Google’s actual proposals for settlement. Ahead of the release, the FairSearch Coalition (a group of Google competitors …

Google To Alter Search Results To Settle With EU Google To Alter Search Results To Settle With EU

No official announcement has been made yet, but reports have come out indicating that Google has settled with the European Commission in a two-year antitrust investigation. This one goes far beyond the settlement the company recently reached with the Federal …

Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results
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Google is currently dealing with an antitrust probe in Europe, as you’re probably aware. A report this week from the Financial Times suggests that Google will likely bow to regulatory pressure by taking measures to more prominently show results from …

Will Google Help Competitors To Appease Regulators? Will Google Help Competitors To Appease Regulators?
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As you may know, the European Commission has been investigating Google’s search business for about two years. This is expected to reach a conclusion soon, as Google recently submitted a proposal for settling concerns. The Financial Times is now reporting …

Is Android Giving Google An Unfair Advantage? Is Android Giving Google An Unfair Advantage?
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FairSearch.org, the organization made up of Google competitors mostly in (but not limited to) the the travel industry, has filed a new complaint with the EU. The angle this time is Android, which the coalition has deemed “a deceptive way …

EU Hits Microsoft With $731 Million Antitrust Fine EU Hits Microsoft With $731 Million Antitrust Fine

In July of last year, Microsoft was found to be in violation of an agreement it had made with EU regulators over a Web browser choice screen that was to be installed on every Windows PC sold in the region. …

Google Submits European Antitrust Proposal, Leibowitz Resigns From FTC Google Submits European Antitrust Proposal, Leibowitz Resigns From FTC

Google has submitted its settlement proposal to the European Union Competition Commission, Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told reporters. The details of the proposal have yet to be made public, so it’s hard to speculate on what this might mean for Google …

It’s Not All Smooth Sailing For Google In The European Antitrust Waters It’s Not All Smooth Sailing For Google In The European Antitrust Waters
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It looks like Google won’t be getting off as easy in Europe as it did here in the U.S. with regards to recent antitrust investigations. As you may know, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced last week that it did …

ACTA Is Officially Dead In Europe ACTA Is Officially Dead In Europe

There was much rejoicing in the streets earlier this year when the European Parliament rejected ACTA, a multinational trade agreement that many felt would hurt online innovation in profound ways. There was one sliver of hope for ACTA’s continued existence, …

EU Has “Substantially Reduced” Its Differences With Google EU Has “Substantially Reduced” Its Differences With Google

The FTC’s investigation into Google’s search business is expected to wind down very soon, and from the sound of it, the investigation in Europe won’t be too far behind. Bloomberg BusinessWeek is reporting that EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia said …

Microsoft Being Investigated In The EU For Potential Privacy Violations Microsoft Being Investigated In The EU For Potential Privacy Violations

Microsoft hasn’t had the best of luck in the EU in 2012. The company was previously under investigation for potential antitrust issues, and now its privacy policy is under fire. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft’s recent service agreement update to its …

The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December
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The fate of the free Internet will be decided at a private meeting in Dubai on December 3. UN member nations will argue for or against a plan that would give control of the Internet to the ITU, instead of …

Report: Google Proposal In Europe Involves More Branding Of Google Properties In Search Results Report: Google Proposal In Europe Involves More Branding Of Google Properties In Search Results
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In Europe, Google may soon add more branding to search results that come from its own products. The search giant has been in discussions with European Union competition commissioner JoaquĆ­n Almunia, and a new report fron the Financial Times says …

You Will Be Able To Resell Your Steam Games… In Europe You Will Be Able To Resell Your Steam Games… In Europe
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One of the major problems I find myself in after a Steam sale is that I bought a lot of games that I just don’t really want. I partially blame myself, but some of those games have achievements which I …

Google Works to Settle EU Antitrust Probe, and Schmidt Says Larry Page is Fine Google Works to Settle EU Antitrust Probe, and Schmidt Says Larry Page is Fine
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You might recall, Google was accused of discriminating against their competitors in search results by European regulators. The European Commission confirmed today, Google has in fact responded to the antitrust concerns. Google sent a proposal to European regulators addressing four …

Google App. Offers EU Compliant Data Protection Google App. Offers EU Compliant Data Protection

A lot of small businesses use Google apps to meet their needs and overcome challenges. In light of the European Union’s updated and more stringent data protection and privacy law, Google is offering an app. that will help their enterprise …

Google Files EU Complaint Against Microsoft, Nokia, & MOSAID Google Files EU Complaint Against Microsoft, Nokia, & MOSAID

Google has filed a formal complaint with European Union and wants regulators to look into what they are calling, collusion between Microsoft, Nokia, and notorious patent troll MOSAID. Nokia recently transfered over twelve hundred patents to MOSAID which were mostly …

European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar
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Don’t you just hate cookies? Not the delicious sweets, but the kind that follow you around on the Web tracking your behavior. It seems that the European Union hates them too hence why the “Cookie Law” went into effect this …

European Court Rules on Microsoft’s EU Fines European Court Rules on Microsoft’s EU Fines

Back in 2004 European regulators ordered Microsoft to provide market competitors with information critical to fair competition. Microsoft didn’t submit to the request and on March in 2004 they issued a fine for non-compliance. The fine broke a new record …