Quantcast
 
FairSearch And Other Companies Pressure European Commission On Google

FairSearch And Other Companies Pressure European Commission On Google

By Chris Crum May 19, 2014

FairSearch is calling attention to a new campaign by The Open Internet Project seeking to raise “further scrutiny” of Google’s potential settlement with the European Commission over a lengthy antitrust investigation. The Open Internet Project is a group of European …

European Commission Approves Microsoft Nokia Deal European Commission Approves Microsoft Nokia Deal

The European Commission announced today that it has approved Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile device business. The deal was first announced in September, and gained shareholder approval last month. The Commission said, “The Commission concluded that the transaction would not …

Google Ready To Move On From Antitrust Probe Google Ready To Move On From Antitrust Probe

Google addressed the ongoing antitrust probe it has been facing in Europe again this morning, highlighting the latest version of its concessions with hopes to “move forward”. Google says it will give links to rival sites “much more real estate …

EU Asks Google Rivals To Review Proposals EU Asks Google Rivals To Review Proposals
· 2 Comments

At the beginning of the month, European Commission antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia gave a speech providing an update on where the lengthy Google antitrust probe stood. He said the Commission had been negotiating with the company, and Google had offered …

The Big Google Antitrust Probe May Be Nearing End The Big Google Antitrust Probe May Be Nearing End

A few weeks ago, we learned that Google had given the European Commission a new proposal to potentially resolve a lengthy antitrust probe after failing to reach a resolution with an earlier proposal. The probe has been going on for …

Google Reportedly Gives Europe A New Proposal Google Reportedly Gives Europe A New Proposal

Back in July, we heard that the European Commission was waiting for Google to revise earlier proposals it made to resolve an ongoing antitrust probe related to its search business. Now, word is out that in order to avoid a …

Google To Regulators: We're Doing A 'Good Job' Google To Regulators: We're Doing A 'Good Job'
· 23 Comments

This week, Google addressed recent proposals it presented to the European Commission in an attempt to settle a lengthy antitrust investigation. These proposals already went further than those Google offered up successfully to the Federal Trade Commission here in the …

Do Google's Search Proposals Go Far Enough? Do Google's Search Proposals Go Far Enough?
· 15 Comments

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 Shockingly Doesn't Like Google Proposal FairSearch Shockingly Doesn't Like Google Proposal
· 1 Comment

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 …

Will Google Help Competitors To Appease Regulators? Will Google Help Competitors To Appease Regulators?
· 1

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 …

Music piracy Doesn't Negatively Affect Sales Music piracy Doesn't Negatively Affect Sales

The music industry will tell you that piracy is the bane of its existence, and that it will end up killing the industry. There’s compelling evidence that suggests this is not the case, but the RIAA and its ilk conveniently …

No Google Antitrust Decision In Europe Anytime Soon No Google Antitrust Decision In Europe Anytime Soon

It’s looking like this Google antitrust thing won’t be resolved anytime soon in Europe. Reuters is reporting that EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia said that the European Commission can reach an agreement after the summer break. “We can envisage this …

Google Submits European Antitrust Proposal Google Submits European Antitrust Proposal

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 …

Report Sheds Light On Recent Google Proposal To EU Report Sheds Light On Recent Google Proposal To EU
· 1

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 …

Microsoft May Be Fined Over Browser Choice Screen Microsoft May Be Fined Over Browser Choice Screen

You may remember when Microsoft got into some trouble with the European Commission over some potential antitrust violations. The Commission accused Microsoft of not offering a choice of browser to over 28 million Windows 7 users in February 2011. Microsoft …

Almnuia On Google And Microsoft Antitrust Concerrns Almnuia On Google And Microsoft Antitrust Concerrns

EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia spoke at Fordham University in New York City at an antitrust conference on Thursday. After talking about financial markets, benchmark rates manipulation, intellectual property and “keeping digital markets level and open,” Almunia had some things …