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FairSearch.org on Google Revelations: Consumer Harm Spelled Out in Black and White


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Washington, D.C. — Today, Matt Reilly, a former top Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust litigator and legal counsel to FairSearch.org in the United States, pointed to new revelations about Google’s abusive practices in an FTC report that surfaced today in … Continued


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Google’s Android Investigated in Russia


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The Russian competition agency (FAS) has become the latest regulator to open a formal investigation into Google’s anti-competitive business practices which are currently being investigated by eight different regulators on four continents. FAS’ investigation comes after Google started using its … Continued


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Questions for Eric Schmidt


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 In the coming days, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt will meet with European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to discuss the five-year-old antitrust investigation against Google. Reading Mr Schmidt’s recent speech in Berlin and more recent blogs, one has to come to … Continued


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Online Search and Video – Google Command and Control


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With more than one billion users each month, YouTube is the second largest search website, second only to Google itself. Coupled with its 90% market share in search globally, Google controls the two main gateways to search for music, and … Continued


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European concern about Google hardens as European Commission investigation continues


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The front-page banner headline in the French newspaper Le Monde on December 17, 2014, captured the spirit of what is going on in Europe: “Le front anti-Google se durcit en Europe,” (“Anti-Google front hardens in Europe”). Google is confronting Member … Continued


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What links search, music and remotely controlled thermostats?


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What links search, music and remotely controlled thermostats? Google’s relentless quest for data and information. As we know, Google has extended its dominance in general search into so much more by developing and buying major players in video / music (YouTube), … Continued


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Fact-Checking Google: "Search is a Very Competitive Space" (VIDEO)


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In the midst of Fortune’s analysis on “Facebook vs. Google: The battle for the future of the web” there is a video interview with Google’s Marissa Mayer. Turn with us to minute 3:48. Mayer receives the question, “One republican lawmaker … Continued


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The Google playbook: Open, dominate, close


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FairSearch today released The Google Playbook, a new report that looks at the top source of angst among both consumers and its competitors: how Google thwarts competition and limits consumer choice in search, mobile, and maps. Here is how it … Continued


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Halloween in Google’s Graveyard


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Nothing says Halloween like haunted houses and graveyards. With that in mind, FairSearch decided to check in on what we would call “the Google Graveyard.” Google routinely acquires other companies with services that compete with Google, often shutting them down … Continued


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New Android V5.0 Seeks to Expand Google’s Control


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Google recently announced the latest iteration of its Android OS. Known colloquially as “Lollipop,” version 5.0 of the system is designed to spread Android’s influence well beyond just mobile devices and tablets, with uses including smart watches and other wearables. … Continued