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Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action?

Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action?

By Chris Crum April 15, 2015

After a five-year long investigation, the European Commissioned announced it has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services by favoring its own comparison shopping product …

Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell

Apple’s acquisition of Beats has gained approval from the European Commission. The Commission concluded that the combination of these businesses does not raise any competition concerns because their combined market share is low, and because the two companies themselves aren’t …

FairSearch And Other Companies Pressure European Commission On Google FairSearch And Other Companies Pressure European Commission On Google

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 …

Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over? Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over?

Google has reached a settlement with the European Union to end a three-year antitrust investigation. The EU announced this morning that it has obtained “an improved commitments proposal” from the company. In the proposal, Google guarantees that whenever it promotes …

Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days

Though this wouldn’t be the first time we thought so, Google and the EU are reportedly very close to finally settling the big antitrust probe that’s been going on for about three years. Of course, this isn’t official yet, but …

Google’s Proposals Still Not Good Enough For EU Google’s Proposals Still Not Good Enough For EU
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The European Commission is reportedly not accepting Google’s latest proposal to settle the lengthy antitrust probe into the company’s search business. In October, commissioner Joaquin Almunia asked Google’s competitors to review the concessions offered by the search giant, which included …

FairSearch Deems Google’s EU Proposal ‘Ineffective’ FairSearch Deems Google’s EU Proposal ‘Ineffective’
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A couple weeks ago, Google addressed the ongoing antitrust probe it has been facing in Europe, highlighting the latest version of its concessions with hopes to “move forward”. The company said it would give links to rival sites ““much more …

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 Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past Google Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past

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 …

European Commission Asks Google Competitors To Review Antitrust Proposals European Commission Asks Google Competitors To Review Antitrust Proposals
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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 To Resolve Antitrust Probe Google Reportedly Gives Europe A New Proposal To Resolve Antitrust Probe

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’
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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?
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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 …

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 …