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Google’s antitrust infringement continues ‘unabated’, Google Shopping competitors tell European Commission

Four months in, 19 rivals say too little has changed.

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Report: EU responding to Google antitrust search-quality defense with new objections

Supplementary statement reportedly being filed to enable European Commission to address Google’s defense against claims of abuse of market position.

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Google facing likelihood of third antitrust complaint in Europe

AdWords and search-box contracts the focus of potentially impending third Statement of Objections from European Commission.

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Google Denies EU Antitrust Charges as Legal Battle Looms

Google says the European Commission’s antitrust charges are “wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics.”

Google Asks Europe For More Time To Respond To Antitrust Charges

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has been given extra time (until August 31) to respond to the European Commission’s antitrust charges. The original deadline was August 17, next Monday; however, Google requested additional time. Notwithstanding historical complaints about…



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France Trying To Force Disclosure Of Google Algorithm, Wants To Regulate the SERP

Not waiting for the European Commission’s Statement of Objections (antitrust charges) to run its course, France is taking action to regulate Google’s search results and also compel revelation of its search algorithm. TechCrunch reported on a bill now working its way through the French…



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European Commission Opens Anti-Trust Investigation On Google & Android

The European Commission has officially published their “statement of objections” on Google’s alleged anti-competitive nature around (a) shopping service and (b) Android platform. Google has responded to both…

Google to Face Antitrust Charges in Europe by @mattsouthern

Within the next few weeks, the European Union (EU) will file antitrust charges against Google, which could result in a fine of up to $6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. European Union antitrust officials have been looking into confidential complaints claiming Google is tweaking its algorithm to display its own products ahead of competitors’ in European search results. To strengthen its case against the search giant, the European Commission has been asking for permission from companies to publish their confidential complaints. Once the EU files charges, years of further investigation will follow. If Google and the EU end up […]

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The Vote Is In: European Parliament Is In Favor Of Breaking Up Google by @mattsouthern

Earlier this week I reported on a story about European Parliament wanting to break up, or “unbundle”, Google search from the rest of its services. The vote was held today and EU Parliament voted in favor of the motion to break up Google, with 384 legislators for the motion, 174 against, and 56 abstaining from voting. Even though the motion was passed, EU Parliament does not have the power to actually put it into effect, that’s up to the European Commission. The most EU Parliament can hope to achieve with this vote is to put more pressure on the Commission […]

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