All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Europe’

Should Google Be Broken Up?

As reported late last week, the European Parliament is considering a call to break up Google. This would specifically involve breaking the search business away from the rest of the business. Do you think a break-up of Google is a good idea? Share your thoughts in the comments. According to those with understanding of European law, they don’t actually have …

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Google Takes Action On Link Network In Poland

For the past year or so, Google has been on a warpath when it comes to link networks, particularly in Europe. That is still going on, it would seem. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable reports that webmasters and SEOs noticed a spike in complaints around manual actions in “the Polish regions,” and that one got confirmation from Google Polish …

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Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google

Google has had plenty of battles throughout Europe for years, but now it could be facing its biggest yet. According to a new report, the European parliament is about to call for a break-up of the company, which would see its search business separated from the rest of the company. Wait, what? This is according to the Financial Times, which …

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‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global?

Links removed from Google’s European search engines may end up having to be removed from Google’s other search engines. As you may know, Google has been removing links from its European search results because of what has come to be known as the “Right to Be Forgotten” law. The law enables people to request Google get rid of search results …

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Google Wants To Watch You While You Work

Google revealed that it wants to start going to people’s places of business, and watch them work. It says it wants to learn about how it can help you manage your sites easier. Google’s Gary Illyes talked about it in a Google+ update (via Search Engine Land). “We are looking for companies, agencies, and website owners willing to let us …

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Google Responds To Criticism From News Corp

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp sent an open letter to the European Commission last week to complain about Google (something Murdoch has been doing openly for years). On Thursday, Google took to its Europe blog to address the complaints, and respond to individual statements made by News Corp. It starts off saying how important free expression and high quality content are, …

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Netflix Launches In Germany Following French Debut

On Monday, Netflix launched in France, and on Tuesday, the company followed that with a launch in Germany. Guten Morgen! Netflix ist in Deutschland. Und ganz bald auch in Ă–sterreich und der Schweiz http://t.co/tB2FeUUW6n pic.twitter.com/HMO2WtrdqF — NetflixDE (@NetflixDE) September 16, 2014 Au Revoir, France! See you soon Berlin! @NetflixFR @NetflixDE pic.twitter.com/oP7IXbTRTf — Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2014 On the …

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Netflix Officially Launches In France

Netflix just officially launched in France, expanding its presence in Europe, which is also expected to soon include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Bon voyage, @NetflixFR! — Netflix US (@netflix) September 15, 2014 Bien arrivĂ©, merci: http://t.co/NnT7eWmVnj RT @netflix Bon voyage, @NetflixFR ! — Netflix France (@NetflixFR) September 15, 2014 En selle ! RT @BoJackHorseman @NetflixFR welcome to your …

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EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions

It’s starting to look like the EU’s antitrust probe into Google may never end, as the European Commission has now said that Google must once again make more concessions. Google has already offered a revised proposal three times, aimed at settling the case, but none of the concessions offered have ever been good enough for competitors. Reuters shares some quotes: …

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Google’s Schmidt: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites

Google has said it before, but now it has said it again: “We built Google for users, not websites.” Think you got a raw deal from a recent algorithm change? Sorry, they built Google for users, not websites. Think Google is hurting third-party websites by increasingly showing users “answers” on the search results page? Sorry, they build Google for users, …

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Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events

Google has opened up registration for its first public consultations regarding the “right to be forgotten” law in Europe. The company previously announced its scheduled dates, which are as follows: September 9 in Madrid, Spain September 10 in Rome, Italy September 25 in Paris, France September 30 in Warsaw, Poland October 14 in Berlin, Germany October 16 in London, UK …

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