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Google's EU antitrust settlement proposals won't be enough, competition chief hints

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When Google offered a series of concessions in order to settle its search-related antitrust investigation in Europe, some of those whose complaints had kicked off the whole affair were quick to dismiss Google’s proposals. And now it looks like the European Commission itself will also tell the U.S. firm to...
Google's EU antitrust settlement proposals won't be enough, competition chief hints
FTC's Google antitrust decision pushed to 2013
Google antitrust probe in U.S. may be wrapping up

Judge stays e-book class action case against two publishers

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Publishers Hachette and Harper Collins slipped further away from the class action lawyer who wants them to pay over an alleged e-book price-fixing conspiracy. In an order signed yesterday in New York federal court, Justice Cote ruled that the class action could be halted on the grounds that the publishers...
Judge stays e-book class action case against two publishers

Two New Shoes Drop On Google: UK Tax Whistleblower And Canadian Antitrust Action

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Within a roughly 48 hour period Google got two big helpings of bad news. According to the Canadian newspaper Financial Post, the country’s Competition Bureau is preparing to launch a formal antitrust investigation into Google’s Canadian business operations. The scope and precise focus... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Two New Shoes Drop On Google: UK Tax Whistleblower And Canadian Antitrust Action

Google Wins With FTC Antitrust Settlement, Industry Reacts Pro & Con

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Google walked away largely unhurt from yesterday’s FTC antitrust investigation settlement, and in the 24 hours or so since that announcement, the online/marketing/tech industry has responded with mixed reactions. In a nutshell, the FTC settlement prevents Google from scraping third-party... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Google Wins With FTC Antitrust Settlement, Industry Reacts Pro & Con

India Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google

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Google currently faces a number of antitrust investigations in the U.S. and Europe. To make matters worse, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) just announced that it is also launching an inquiry into Google’s business practices. The announcement follows a complaint by Indian consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust...
India Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google

Google submits antitrust remedies to EU

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The European Commission confirmed on Thursday that it has formally received a package of concessions from Google aimed at ending a two-year antitrust investigation....
Google submits antitrust remedies to EU

FTC closes Google investigation, says search giant will change business practices

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The Federal Trade Commission has closed its antitrust investigation into Google, announcing what regulators describe as “landmark agreements” to change the search giant’s business practices in areas including patents and online advertising. The FTC says Google has agreed to “meet its prior commitments” to give its competitors fair, reasonable and...
FTC closes Google investigation, says search giant will change business practices
Apple and four publishers agree to terminate 'agency' sales model in Europe
EU regulators ready to accept Apple's eBook price fixing settlement

Investigating Google Beyond Search - Smartphone Software

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The antitrust investigation of Google extends beyond search and search advertising to related technologies and markets, where Google's behavior could affect the core search business. Smartphone software is a prime example....
Investigating Google Beyond Search - Smartphone Software

Apple, publishers agree to settle EU e-book price-fixing inquiry

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Apple and four major publishing houses agree to kill off an e-book price-setting system in the European Union in hopes of ending an antitrust investigation over the matter....
Apple, publishers agree to settle EU e-book price-fixing inquiry

Will DOJ’s cable probe end up hurting streaming?

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The government’s investigation of the cable industry is sweeping, and could play a big role in determining the future of Internet video. FORTUNE — Now that the Department of Justice is reportedly investigating how cable companies handle video streams from their competitors over their Internet networks, it’s anybody’s guess what...
Will DOJ’s cable probe end up hurting streaming?

FTC Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Help Lead Google Probe

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The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday it has enlisted a seasoned litigator to help lead its antitrust investigation into whether Google Inc. has abused its dominance in Web-search advertising, a move that could provide a big boost to the agency’s legal team if it ultimately decides to bring a case...
FTC Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Help Lead Google Probe

Samsung Slapped with Antitrust Investigation by European Commission

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If anyone thought Samsung's global clashes with Apple were bad, they were probably right, but they might be nothing compared to what the company just got slammed with. Long story short, the European Commission has launched an antitrust investigation against Samsung. The goal is to see if the company tried...
Samsung Slapped with Antitrust Investigation by European Commission
Apple and publishers settle with EU over eBook price fixing scandal

Boot up: Google founders to be pressed on antitrust claims, and how does Apple keep secrets?

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Yandex ousted as Firefox default search in Russia, and mapping the Google 'exodus'A quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamKim Scheinberg's answer to: Apple Inc.: How does Apple keep secrets so well? >> QuoraAmazing story. The finish: I've lost track of...
Boot up: Google founders to be pressed on antitrust claims, and how does Apple keep secrets?

Apple, publishers offer to settle EC antitrust investigation, allow rivals to sell discounted e-books

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Under investigation from the European Commission (EC) over reports that it had worked with major publishers to restrict e-book pricing, Apple and four publishers have offered to settle the case, offering retailers two years  of unrestricted pricing on books they sell. In a filing on the EC’s official website, the...
Apple, publishers offer to settle EC antitrust investigation, allow rivals to sell discounted e-books

Apple Faces Antitrust Investigation

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Early last month, Apple changed the terms of service agreement on its software development kit for the iPhone and iPad to include section 3.3.1, which effectively prohibited developers from using Adobe Flash on it's mobile devices. Today, the New York Post is reporting that this move may have brought about...
Apple Faces Antitrust Investigation

Penguin files settlement to end e-book price fixing suit

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The United States Department of Justice confirmed today that the Penguin group has made a settlement offer in New York District Court to end its ongoing e-book price fixing antitrust investigation. If accepted by the Department of Justice and the judge, only Apple and Macmillan will remain as defendants in...
Penguin files settlement to end e-book price fixing suit

Lookout, GOOG: The FTC Just Hired a Famous Litigator to Help Investigate

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Ms. Wilkinson. (www.paulweiss.com) Well, it doesn’t look like Google’s antitrust investigation is disappearing any time soon. The FTC hasn’t decided whether to bring a lawsuit, but the agency is bringing in a famous litigator to help run things. Reuters reports that former federal prosecutor and courtroom badass Beth Wilkinson will...
Lookout, GOOG: The FTC Just Hired a Famous Litigator to Help Investigate

Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook is holding user data ‘hostage’

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Google’s CEO Larry Page went on the “Charlie Rose” last night to discusse an array of topics, but he also made sure to scold newly-public Facebook in regards to users’ data. According to Venture Beat, Page well-wished Facebook on its IPO, and then he jumped to, “I think it’s...
Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook is holding user data ‘hostage’

FTC's Jon Leibowitz Takes Your Privacy Very Seriously: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

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It’s clear — especially from this interview with Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz at the 10th D: All Things Digital conference — that the federal government is going to spend more time scrutinizing Internet companies and their behavior. “The more protection these consumers have, the more they trust...
FTC's Jon Leibowitz Takes Your Privacy Very Seriously: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

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The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint in New York against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy. The decision to sue comes after weeks of media leaks that suggested the government was trying to pressure the parties into a settlement. The issue turns...
It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices
EU reportedly accepts Google antitrust settlement, requiring prominent links to competitors

Google could face Android antitrust investigation in Europe, after Microsoft complains

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Google may find itself in trouble for bundling key applications in its lineup with the Android operating system, after a lobbying group including Microsoft, Nokia and others complained to the European Commission over the practice. The Microsoft-led group, called FairSearch, was already behind a previous (and as yet unresolved) complaint...
Google could face Android antitrust investigation in Europe, after Microsoft complains

US lawmakers question FTC's antitrust investigation of Google

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission may be headed toward an "unwarranted" power grab in its antitrust investigation of Google, two lawmakers from Silicon Valley have said....
US lawmakers question FTC's antitrust investigation of Google

Google tipped off EU authorities over Microsoft's $732M browser boo-boo, report claims

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When Microsoft got fined $732 million by the European Commission on Wednesday for reneging on an agreement to give Windows users a clearer choice of browser, an interesting question in the back of many people’s minds was how on earth no-one noticed the browser choice screen’s omission for more than...
Google tipped off EU authorities over Microsoft's $732M browser boo-boo, report claims

FTC will review Google's acquisition of Waze

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Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal report that the Federal Trade Commission will review Google's estimated $1.03 billion acquisition of mapping service Waze — a Google Maps competitor. While the Journal says that Waze's revenue was too low to trigger an automatic review of the deal, Google is the...
FTC will review Google's acquisition of Waze
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