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Bloomberg Interview with EU Competition Commissioner Almunia on Google Offer

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Ahead of his presentation on September 10, 2014 at the Georgetown University Global Antitrust Summit, European Commission (EC) Vice President Joaquin Almunia was interviewed by Bloomberg about Google’s proposed settlement. Here is a link to his Bloomberg interview and a link to the Georgetown speech where he delivered remarks about the Commission’s antitrust case against Read more »

Video: FairSearch Panel on Next Steps in Google Investigations

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

On September 9, FairSearch convened a panel in Washington, D.C. to discuss U.S. and EU competition policy, and the next steps in the Google investigation. Videos of each speaker’s remarks follow below. The speakers were: •       Moderator: Ben Hammer, FairSearch •       Gary Reback, Of Counsel, Carr & Ferrell, Menlo Park, Calif. •       Allen Grunes, Co-Founder, Read more »

Demise of Google Reader Reveals Trust Gap With Its Users

Monday, March 25th, 2013

In the aftermath of Google’s decision to shut down its popular service Google Reader, and its subsequent announcement of a new product called Keep, prominent observers of the company (for example, James Fallows, Om Malik, and Ezra Klein) have raised concerns that consumers of Google’s “free” products cannot trust the company to keep investing in Read more »

FairSearch Principles for Evaluating Remedies to Google’s Antitrust Violations

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The members of FairSearch have often been asked, what remedies are our members seeking to resolve the harms that result from Google’s anti-competitive search and business practices. Enforcing existing competition laws in the online context is vital to fostering greater innovation, lower-cost online services, and increased economic growth. As is becoming increasingly evident, this need Read more »