Google and Waze, two of the leading companies in the mapping industry, may be a match made in heaven. But Google’s $1.1 billion acquisition of the social driving company has, not surprisingly, signaled some alarm bells with antitrust authorities.
Presumption of innocence is a fundamental component of law in many nations, including Canada, France, Russia, and yes, even, yes, the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is not however, enshrined in the constitution of the United States of America.
Google could soon be hit with yet another investigation over how it does business – this time in the display ad department.
“Apple has not ‘conspired’ with anyone, was not aware of any alleged ‘conspiracy’ by others, and never fixed prices,” the company stated in a reply to the suit.
Google has proposed a settlement to the European Commission that involves making legally binding changes to its search results in Europe. If this agreement is adopted, Google will change its results page by clearly highlighting search results from its own services and including links to rivals.
Microsoft had six pieces of news come out today, including the Surface worldwide expansion, Yammer’s new translation service, and getting slapped with regulatory fines from the EU.
Apple is one of a list of companies accused of agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees.
The Federal Trade Commission announced the results of its investigation into whether Google violated antitrust laws with its current business practices today.
You’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the end of the FTC’s Google antitrust investigation.
After all, Santa knows who’s naughty and who’s nice.
And we thought it was just big U.S. window-manufacturing corporations that the European Union targeted in antitrust-like investigations.
In the near-miss of a lifetime, Google may slip out of a sticky antitrust case with the FTC.
The Federal Trade Commission is leaning toward suing Google for antitrust violations in search, according to multiple reports.
Editor’s Pick Zynga alleges EA tried to get it to collude on not hiring each others’ employees.
You’d think we’d be finished with all the nasty antitrust legal issues surrounding computer operating systems by now. Windows is still powerful, but it’s a shadow of its former monopolistic self, and Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and Linux are all viable, strong, healthy competitors in various niches of the computing ecosystem.
The European Union competition commission is expected to release its finding on whether Google violated antitrust regulations in the next few days, according to a new letter from consumer rights group the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).
Google may be facing some antitrust inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission over its use of Google+ social results in its web search.
Twitter’s lawyers are taking a long, hard look at Google’s new social search features, and they don’t like what they see.
Guest Post Google’s new Search plus Your World product, announced yesterday, is making a lot of waves. The new search puts content shared by your friends in the Google+ social network higher up in search results than other content — a move that’s raised antitrust concerns.
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Google’s proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility has hit a roadblock, courtesy of European Union regulators.
Apple is once again in hot water with the European Commission, this time over its pricing strategies with e-book publishers.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt paid a visit to Brussels today to meet with European Commissioner Joaquín Almunia in person.
The U.S. Department of Justice today put its stamp of approval on Google’s acquisition of Admeld, an online ad startup.
Following Google’s recent purchase of Zagat, social review and discovery site Yelp will cooperate with the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation’s antitrust lawsuit against the search giant, the company announced today.
AT&T will soon present a plan to the Justice Department to save its proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile, which is said to involve some major concessions on AT&T’s part, Reuters reports.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski is throwing his agency’s weight behind the Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit against AT&T over its proposed merger with T-Mobile.
The U.S. government has just filed papers to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile, Bloomberg reports.
The Federal Trade Commission’s large-scale probe into Google is focusing on its mobile device platform, Android, in addition to the way the company uses information from rivals, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Yesterday we wrote that the Federal Trade Commission was readying a large-scale Google antitrust probe, and today Google confirmed that it has received notification of an investigation from the regulatory agency. Google Fellow and key search engineer Amit Singhal responded to the situation in a blog post today, entitled “Support choice, ensuring economic opportunity.”