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FTC's Google antitrust decision pushed to 2013
Bezos defends Amazon, police lead protesters out of annual meeting

FTC, Google announce settlement #thecircuit

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FTC, Google: The Federal Trade Commission closed its two-year investigation into Google's business practices Thursday, saying that it could not find conclusive evidence of search bias. But in a settlement with the agency, Google agreed to stop lawsuits that involve patents deemed essential to the telecommunications industry and to...
FTC, Google announce settlement #thecircuit

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

FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents

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US v. Google is not going to be the tech trial of the decade. Today the government has wrapped up a wide-ranging investigation of the search giant's practices in both its core search business, and its use of standards-based patents. No major charges will be brought. Google agreed to...
FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents

Daily Report: Apple Says Antitrust Case Challenges Way Most Business Is Done

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If the company is found liable for conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices, Apple's lawyer argued on Thursday, healthy competition and business practices in general would be affected, Brian X. Chen reports in The New York Times....
Daily Report: Apple Says Antitrust Case Challenges Way Most Business Is Done

Google Refuses Texas AG's Request for Business Documents

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KellbotSo much for Google’s promise to cooperate with the Texas attorney general’s investigation of its business practices. With that pledge now two years in the past and gathering dust, the company is taking a decidedly different approach to Texas AG Greg Abbott’s repeated requests for documents it has allegedly been...
Google Refuses Texas AG's Request for Business Documents

Report: Google Could Soon Face New FTC Antitrust Probe Into Its Display Ads Business

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Bloomberg today reports that Google could face a new U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust probe into its display advertising business. As Bloomberg’s Brian Womack and Sara Forden note, the FCC is looking into whether Google used its strong position in this market to “illegally curb competition.” The investigators, the...
Report: Google Could Soon Face New FTC Antitrust Probe Into Its Display Ads Business

Providence Gets Out of Hulu. What About Jason Kilar?

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com Five years after investing in Hulu, Providence Equity is getting its return and going home. The private equity group is striking a deal with the rest of Hulu’s owners — Comcast, Disney and News Corp. — that will let it cash out its 10 percent...
Providence Gets Out of Hulu. What About Jason Kilar?

Google, US FTC settle antitrust case

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Google has agreed to change some of its business practices, including allowing competitors access to some standardized technologies, to resolve a U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust complaint against the company....
Google, US FTC settle antitrust case

FTC hires former DoJ lawyer in Google antitrust investigation

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The FTC has hired a prominent former Justice Dept. lawyer in a bid to direct an investigation into Google’s business practices, alongside a European antitrust case into the company....
FTC hires former DoJ lawyer in Google antitrust investigation
FTC reportedly finds Google did not violate antitrust laws
Anti-Google FairSearch organization adds new members Oracle, Nokia, & Allegro Group

As Expected, FTC Announces Close Of Google Investigation With No Antitrust Charges, But Minor Tweaks To Biz Practices

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It appears that the rumors from last month were entirely accurate. The FTC more or less has admitted that it can't find any real antitrust problems with Google, but did get Google to agree to a few minor tweaks in how it operates -- which lets the FTC declare victory....
As Expected, FTC Announces Close Of Google Investigation With No Antitrust Charges, But Minor Tweaks To Biz Practices

Business Practices in Today’s Economy

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Business Practices in Today’s Economy

FTC's Summer Grilling Menu: Google Guys

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The Federal Trade Commission plans to question Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin as part of its antitrust inquiry into the company’s business practices. People familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg that Google the executives have already lawyered up for the depositions by retaining Williams & Connolly LLP, the...
FTC's Summer Grilling Menu: Google Guys

Microsoft's $731 million fine could have been higher

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Microsoft may have to pay out a a substantial €561 million (US$731 million) fine over its business practices. But the total bill could have been even higher, according to Europe's antitrust chief. The software giant was hit with the fine by the European Commission for failing to offer a...
Microsoft's $731 million fine could have been higher

This app teaches you about startup culture and business using mobile flash cards

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If you’re wondering how to get started with your own company and are looking to Silicon Valley as a measuring stick, you might want to make sure you’re up on all of the latest buzzwords and who’s who in technology. One of the best ways to learn things is by...
This app teaches you about startup culture and business using mobile flash cards

3Taps Is Planning To File A Countersuit Against Craigslist Tomorrow, Citing Antitrust Laws And Uncompetitive Behavior

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The legal fight between mega-listings site Craigslist and third parties that have used its data in their own applications looks like it is taking on a new dimension this week. 3Taps, the company sued by Craigslist in July over 3Taps’ Craigslist data API, is planning to file a countersuit against Craigslist, citing unfair...
3Taps Is Planning To File A Countersuit Against Craigslist Tomorrow, Citing Antitrust Laws And Uncompetitive Behavior

Google facing imminent antitrust lawsuit

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A Reuters report, citing three anonymous sources, says that the Federal Trade Commission is on the verge of launching an antitrust lawsuit against Google. "Four of the FTC commissioners have become convinced after more than a year of investigation that Google illegally used its dominance of the search market to...
Google facing imminent antitrust lawsuit
FTC probe finds Google search practices don't violate antitrust laws, but changes are coming
Apple subpoenaed by FTC in Google antitrust probe
Google Faces Another Antitrust Probe As Canadian Agency Prepares Formal Investigation

FTC closes Google probe with light reprimand

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The Federal Trade Commission has resolved its probe of search giant Google, it was announced today, with the regulatory body assessing light reprimands in exchange for Google agreeing to modify some of its business practices. The settlement Google reached with the FTC will require the company to fulfill prior promises...
FTC closes Google probe with light reprimand

YouTube Networks: An Inside Look At Their Unsavory Business Practices

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Ray William Johnson, the world's most successful YouTuber, announced he is leaving his signed network Maker Studios earlier this week via video. The news sent the YouTube-o-sphere abuzz with gossip as both Johnson and Maker Studios are citing wildly different reasons for his departure. Almost everyone believes Johnson's side of...
YouTube Networks: An Inside Look At Their Unsavory Business Practices

European Union Decides to Probe Samsung in Search of Patent Abuse

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The European Commission today announced it has opened a formal investigation into Samsung's use of patents and whether the handset maker is running afoul of EU antitrust rules. Samsung's business practices are being examined "as a matter of priority," the Commission said, though it did not say when it expects...
European Union Decides to Probe Samsung in Search of Patent Abuse

Startup Weekend 2 In KC (Apr 16-18)

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So its that time again for another awesome event in Kansas City and this time it is the return of Startup Weekend plus this year there will be waffles! If you missed last year it was a great event and I have been looking forward to it returning for...
Startup Weekend 2 In KC (Apr 16-18)

EU, U.S. antitrust officials to meet about Google investigations

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The heads of separate probes into the Web giant's business practices will meet next week in Europe, The Wall Street Journal reports. [Read more]...
EU, U.S. antitrust officials to meet about Google investigations
Google addresses antitrust concerns in letter to EU commission

FTC subpoenas Apple in Google antitrust inquiry

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The FTC has subpoenaed Apple over use of Google as the iPhone’s and iPad’s default search engine, as the regulator continues its inquiry into the search giant’s business practices....
FTC subpoenas Apple in Google antitrust inquiry
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