FairSearch Coalition Loses Microsoft Support

It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from the FairSearch coalition. In fact, they haven’t issued a news release since last April. FairSearch, if you’ll recall, is an organization made up of Google competitors who banded together to lobby…

Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action?

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…

Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android

Last week, Google announced Lollipop, its latest Android version (5.0), and now, FairSearch is speaking out against it, claiming it “seeks to expand Google’s control.” Google first showed off some of the operating system’s bells and whistles at Google I/O…

EU Still Waiting On Google To Come Up With New Proposal

Google has offered a handful of proposals in the years-long antitrust probe in Europe to avoid having to pay as much as $6 billion in fines, but continues to have to go back to the drawing board. Earlier this year,…

FairSearch Shares Panel Videos About Google Probe

The FairSearch coalition convened this week in Washington D.C. for a panel to discuss U.S. and EU competition policies, and the next steps in the European Google investigation. The panel criticized the FTC’s investigation, which led to a settlement with…

Will ‘Evidence’ Show Google Stole Money From Publishers?

There are a lot of claims by AdSense publishers who say Google has not paid them what they’re owed. Recently, a person claiming to be an ex-Google employee described (at length) a plot by the company to keep from having…

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…

FairSearch Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Google AdSense

The FairSearch Coalition, a group of Google competitors, which frequently complains to government agencies about Google’s business practices, is now calling for a criminal investigation into the company’s AdSense business. This stems from allegations recently posted to Pastebin by someone…

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

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…

Google Publishes Full Agreement With EU

Last week, the EU announced that it had obtained “an improved commitments proposal” from Google over the three-year antitrust probe into the company’s search business. In other words, the European Commission is finally satisfied with what Google is offering to…

FairSearch Wants To Know More About Google’s Proposal To EU

Last week, the EU announced that Google had offered what it considered “an improved commitments proposal” to end a three-year antitrust probe without the company having to pay a fine. While the EU did say it would inform complainants of…

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…

FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached

As previously reported, Google is said to be near a settlement with the EU over its three-year antitrust investigation. Google, according to Reuters, had submitted a new proposal, and a deal is expected to come within days. FairSearch, a coalition…

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

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’

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

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 Antitrust 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: It Would Be Better To Do Nothing

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…

European Android Antitrust Probe In Preliminary Stage

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…