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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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Investors Anxious About Google Traffic Acquisition Costs, Which Regulation Could Further Increase

Google's traffic acquisition costs (TAC) are climbing.  Both Google's ad revenues and they money they are paying to partners and distributors are growing, and investors aren't really thrilled with this issue. Ruth Porat, the CFO of Alphabet, explained to investor questions recently that Google's increasing traffic costs are part mobile and part programmatic growth.  These [...]

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FTC Sues 1-800 Contacts Over Reciprocal, ‘Anti-Competitive’ PPC Bidding Agreements

In a legal action, 1-800 Contacts has been sued by the US Federal Trad Commission for allegedly pursuing "anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers that suppress competition in certain online search advertising auctions." According to the FTC: 1-800 Contacts entered into bidding agreements with at least 14 competing online contact lens retailers that eliminate competition [...]

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Report: EU Responding To Google Antitrust Search-Quality Defense With New Objections

In a report in the Wall Street Journal, European Commission (EC) regulators, are preparing a "supplementary statement of objections" in the existing shopping search antitrust matter  The original "statement of objections (which were originally antitrust charges) were filed against Google back in 2015. Although, in the original charges, teh EC had been focusing exclusively on shopping search, [...]

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The Chinese Government Is Cracking Down On Search Ads And “Banned Content”

China has, once again, began cracking down on search content.  This crack down is in response, at least partially, to the death of the college sophomore Wei Zexi.  Now, according to Bloomberg, China has begun requiring search engines to "report banned content and verify advertisers' qualifications." In the report, it says that any "banned information" can't [...]

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Google Appeals French Order To Censor Right-To-Be-Forgotten Links Globally

It was reported yesterday that Google was appealing the French Data protection regulator's (CNIL's) decision that Google must remove/censor "right to be forgotten" (RTBF) URLs on a global level.  Before, Google trying finding a compromise an enforce RTBF in Europe, but preserve the content in other markets with different rules and privacy standards. CNIL didn't accept that [...]

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