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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 from some that Google do more. Here is the list of Google’s proposals, as shared in the EU’s announcement: Google …

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Do Google’s Search Proposals Go Far Enough?

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 Google be required to change its search results? Let us know what you think in the comments. The Commission is …

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FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does

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 – including chief rival Microsoft – hellbent on seeing Google’s business regulated by governments) issued a statement indicating it would …

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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 Trade Commission in the United States. Under the proposal, as it’s being reported, Google will label its own results, and …

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Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results

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 competing vertical search engines. Google is actually currently facing a lawsuit in the UK alleging that it buries competitors’ results. …

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Will Google Help Competitors To Appease Regulators?

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 (via TechCrunch) that Google will likely bow to regulatory pressure by taking measures to more prominently show results from competing …

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Is Android Giving Google An Unfair Advantage?

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 to build advantages for key Google apps in 70 percent of the smartphones shipped today”. Do you think Android gives …

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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. There were talks of a fine for the past few months, but nothing had been done until now. Reuters reports …

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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 in Europe going forward. We should, however, find out soon enough. As you may know, Google has already settled its …

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It’s Not All Smooth Sailing For Google In The European Antitrust Waters

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 not find Google’s search business to be in violation of U.S. antitrust laws, but that the company was making a …

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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, however, as the European Commission submitted the treaty to the European Court of Justice for review. Now that last avenue …

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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 that Google should send an offer to EU regulators to settle the ordeal in January. Almunia reportedly met with Google …

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