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Google, Getty Images Enter A Multi-Year Global Licensing Partnership

In an announcement made late last week, Google parent Alphabet and Getty Images made a sweeping partnership that ended a long-standing copyright antitrust dispute between Getty and Google, which was filed in early 2016. This deal was characterized by Getty as “a multi-year global licensing partnership, enabling Google to use Getty Images’ content within its various products and services.” [...]

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India’s Competition Regulator Fines Google $21.1 Million For ‘Search Bias’ In Travel Results

On February 8, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Google $1.36 billion rupees (roughly $21.1 million) for “abuse of its dominant position” in search.  The specific finding made by CCI surrounded Google's treatment of flight search results.  The decision was 4 to 2 against Google. According to CCI, Google "allocated disproportionate real estate" to the box [...]

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Google EU Shopping Rivals Complain Antitrust Remedies Aren’t Working

With the $2.7 billion European Commission antitrust fine against Google that happened last year, the search company opened up product listing ads (PLAs) to rival to rival comparison shopping services.  Google even pledged to operate Google Shopping as if it was a stand-alone entity and to provide "equal treatment" for rivals. When Google implemented the program, it [...]

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Missouri Attorney General Initiates Google Antitrust Investigation

Josh Hawley, Missouri's Attorney General, reportedly initiated an investigation into whether or not Google violated Missouri consumer protection or antitrust laws. In a press release, it seems that the Missouri Attorney General's office is looking at data collection, “misappropriation” of third-party content and promotion of “websites owned by Google” to the detriment of third-party competitors: The business practices [...]

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Alphabet To Create Separate Business Unit In Europe To Run Google Shopping

Google is going to, according to Bloomberg, create a separate business unit that will manage shopping content in search results to comply with European Commission's recent antitrust decision.  Reportedly, this unit will be required to compete the auction against shopping competitors. It seems that the unit will use its own budget and revenues to bid in the [...]

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Google Proposes A New Version Of ‘Rival Links’ To Remedy Shopping Search Antitrust Violation

Back in June, the EU fined Google $2.7 billion by the EU for "favoring its own content" in shopping search results.  Reportedly, Google is appealing the decision. But in the meantime, Google has been compelled to propose an alternative presentation of search results to remedy and respond to the EU decision.  Google, according to Reuters, “has offered to display rival [...]

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Report: Google To Appeal $2.7 Billion EU Fine

According to a post on the The Telegraph, Google plans to file an appeal against the roughly $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion) antitrust fine imposed by the European Commission in June for abuse of market position in shopping search.  Aside from the $1.3 billion against Intel, the Google fine is the largest in EU history. Intel had won a rare partial [...]

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