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FairSearch Welcomes Google’s Publishing Of EU Agreement, Will Review And Criticize Later

FairSearch Welcomes Google’s Publishing Of EU Agreement, Will Review And Criticize Later

By Chris Crum February 14, 2014

As reported earlier, Google has made its full agreement with the EU publicly available. The proposal should keep Google from getting fined as the result of a three-year antitrust investigation, and includes: changes to AdSense terms making it easier for …

EU Gives Google 'Weeks' To Offer New Concessions EU Gives Google 'Weeks' To Offer New Concessions

The big European Google antitrust probe continues, but may be getting closer to a resolution. Either that or we may be getting closer to formal charges being brought against the Internet giant. Either way, it appears the EU is losing …

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 …

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 …

Europe Waits For Google To Revise Proposals Europe Waits For Google To Revise Proposals

European Commission antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia spoke to the press today in Brussels, indicating that he’s waiting on Google to revise proposals it recently submitted to end a lengthy antitrust probe in Europe. Back in April, the Commission released public …

FairSearch On Google's Proposals In Europe FairSearch On Google's Proposals In Europe

This week, Google wrote a post on its Europe Policy blog defending the proposals it recently submitted to the European Commission, which has been investigating antitrust complaints against the company. Google submitted proposals back in April, but more recently, Commissioner …

Android Antitrust Probe In Preliminary Stage Android Antitrust Probe In Preliminary Stage
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Google is facing an antitrust probe in Europe regarding its Android licensing practices, according to a report from The Financial Times, which has seen documents related to the probe. The investigation, by the antitrust watchdog in Brussels, is in a …

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 Shockingly Doesn't Like Google Proposal FairSearch Shockingly Doesn't Like Google Proposal
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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 …

FairSearch Issues Statement On Google 'Market Test' FairSearch Issues Statement On Google 'Market Test'

Earlier this month, news came out that the European Union accepted a proposal from Google to settle a lengthy antitrust investigation. Google reportedly agreed to clearly lavel search results from its own properties, and show links from rival search engines. …

Google's Competitors Complain To EU About Android Google's Competitors Complain To EU About Android
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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 …

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 …

FairSearch Obviously Disappointed With FTC Decision FairSearch Obviously Disappointed With FTC Decision
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Now that the Federal Trade Commission has formally announced the conclusion of its investigation into Google’s business practices, commentary from “experts,” analysts, and various groups are coming out of the woodwork. We knew we’d be hearing from one group in …

Report: FTC Wavers On Google Antitrust Case Report: FTC Wavers On Google Antitrust Case
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It’s looking less likely that the Federal Trade Commission believes it has a solid enough case to take Google to court on antitrust grounds, at least over the way Google presents results from its own products. A report from Bloomberg …

Will Kayak Remain Part Of FairSearch? Will Kayak Remain Part Of FairSearch?
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On Thursday, Priceline announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kayak. The deal is worth about $1.8 billion. “Kayak has built a strong brand in online travel research and their track record of profitable growth is demonstrative …

FairSearch Adds Oracle, Nokia And Allegro Group FairSearch Adds Oracle, Nokia And Allegro Group

The FairSearch Coalition, initially made up of travel sites who sought to get Google’s deal with ITA Software blocked by regulators last year, continues to grow, despite Google’s apparently strengthening argument against those who find its business anti-competitive. New to …