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EU Commissioner: Two Remaining Antitrust Cases Against Google ‘Advancing’

Although Google's appeal of the 2.9 billion (€2.4 billion) fine imposed by the European Commission in 2017 is moving forward, EU Competition Commissioner Magrethe Vestager told colleagues that the other two antitrust cases against Google were “advancing.” This is based on a report from Reuters. The two cases are exclusivity provisions in Google AdSense agreements and app-install requirements in Android-OEM contracts. Although the "search [...]

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Google Loses ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Case In UK High Court

About 44 percent of "right to be forgotten" (RTBF) search de-listing requests are granted by Google.  Even then, there is a person in the UK whose request was among the the other 56 percent who wasn't granted who challenged Google's decision and won in the UK High Court. The search result in question was about a decade-old criminal [...]

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Disney Theme Parks Now On Google Street View

According to an announcement made by Google, all of Disney's US theme parks are now available on Google Street View.  Users have the ability to take visual Street View tours of parks outside the US, such as those in Paris and Shanghai. The idea behind Street View allows users to take a virtual walk around almost all of [...]

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German court: Google Has No ‘Duty To Inspect’ Websites For Illegal Content Before Displaying

It has been ruled by German court that Google isn't required to pre-screen websites for defamation before they are displayed in search results.  This comes from the country's highest court, the German Federal Court of Justice. For the plaintiffs, they sought to make Google filter out websites that allegedly displayed defamatory content about them in an IT-related online [...]

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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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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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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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Gab.ai Sues Google After Removal From Play Store For Hate-Speech Violations

Social site, Gab.ai, which is described as  “digital safe space for the far right” or the “alt-right’s very own Twitter,” is suing Google parent Alphabet for alleged violations of antitrust law. The company filed the suit after their Android app was removed from Google Play. According to Gab.ai's complaint, the app wasn't allowed to appear on Apple's iOS [...]

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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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