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Google May Face U.S. Antitrust Lawsuits

The US Justice Department, as well as a number of state attorneys general might be preparing to sue Google antitrust violations. Antitrust laws exist in both a federal and state level, and aim to promote competition by discouraging large organizations from unfairly using their dominance in the market to squeeze out competitors. Reuters says that [...]

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More EU Antitrust Heat For Google (And Facebook) Over Data Collection

It isn't surprising that Google is facing even more antitrust scrutiny in Europe, this time on two different fronts. According to Reuters =, Google is confronting an examination of its "collection and use of data." Rivals of Google have formally complained to the European Commission that Google's business practices, in regards to Google's shopping comparison [...]

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FTC: Breaking Up Google, Facebook Is A Possible Remedy

In both Europe and the US, there is a growing concern in in both political and regulatory circles that more dramatic measures are needed to address a concentration of power among tech giants. On the afternoon of August 13, the head of the US FTC said for the first time that breaking up companies was on [...]

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Reports: Google, Amazon Facing New Antitrust Inquiries In Changed Political Climate

The FTC, after almost two years of investigation and intense lobbying, closed its antitrust investigation of Google in January 2013. Google was able to make some concessions, and even escaped significant penalties. At the time, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said, "The law protects competition, not competitors." But from the moment the decision was made, critics [...]

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Google’s EU Shopping Comparison Rivals Say Their Situation Is Getting Worse

In June, 2017 the European Commission (EC) fined Google roughly $2.7 billion for alleged abuse of market position in vertical (shopping) search.  After the decision was made, which Google is in the process of appealing, Google number of changes was implemented to provide “equal treatment” for rival Comparison Shopping Engines (CSEs) in Europe. About a month ago, Margreth Vestager, the [...]

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Google Appeals Record $5 Billion EU Antitrust Android Fine

On October 9, Google filed an appeal of the European Commission’s (EC’s) record €4.3 billion (roughly $5 billion) antitrust fine, which was imposed in July because of Google Play app pre-install requirements. In the eyes of the EC, the practice of requiring handset makers to pre-install specific Google-made apps as was counted as "an abuse of market position."  [...]

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EU: Google Shopping Search Reforms Working

Although Google's European shopping rivals are continuing to complain about how Google is working, The European Commission chief said that the changes Google has made so far seem to be working.  European Competition Commissioner Margethe Vestager is quoted by Reuters saying that rivals have a greater visibility in search results and there are more clicks that send searchers to [...]

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Yelp-Led Group’s New Video Appeals To Google Employees To Advocate For Internal Change

Recently, Yelp filed a private antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission (EC).  Now it's attempting to appeal to Google's own employees to agitate for change from within the company. This attempt is both naïve and shrewd at the same time.  Check out the “Focus on the User” video below, which makes several points: Google is an essential tool [...]

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