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Video: FairSearch Panel on Next Steps in Google Investigations


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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 … Continued


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ProSiebenSat.1: Google’s Search Platform Reduces Choice to Zero


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The following is a guest blog post by Heiko Zysk, Vice President and Head of European Affairs of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, a German media company. Zysk spoke on Wednesday in Washington, DC at a FairSearch panel on the European Commission’s investigation … Continued


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FairSearch: Market Tests Still Necessary to Demonstrate Effectiveness of Google’s Proposed Commitments


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The following is a FairSearch statement, “Market Tests are still necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of Google’s proposed commitments released today by the company.”  We are examining the offer now, and will comment when we have reviewed it. We welcome … Continued


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Consumer Group Calls on Policymakers to Block Google-Waze Deal


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Nonprofit Consumer Watchdog yesterday sent letters to the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division calling for the rejection of Google’s $1 billion acquisition of mobile map software maker Waze Inc. John Simpson, privacy project director … Continued


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European Commission, AGs Have Final Word, Not FTC


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As the dust settles after the Federal Trade Commission’s disappointing announcement of its settlement with Google, it is clear that the FTC will not have the last word in determining whether Google’s practices are illegal, and whether the company will … Continued


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FairSearch Statement on EC Google Investigation


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Questions about Google’s search bias and other anti-competitive practices will not end if the FTC fails to take legally binding action to protect consumers and innovators in the U.S., where the market conditions and law are different than the EU. … Continued


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FairSearch Principles for Evaluating Remedies to Google's Antitrust Violations


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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 … Continued


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NYT: Growing Concerns Over Google in Mobile


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New York Times reporter Steve Lohr wrote about growing antitrust concerns over the legality of how Google operates in mobile on the newspaper’s Bits Blog today. Lohr writes that Android is a “gateway technology” for search and mobile advertising and … Continued


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Poll Finds Public Supports FTC Google Probe


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Today, FairSearch is releasing the results of a poll designed and fielded by The Tarrance Group, and commissioned by FairSearch, that found voters, including self-identified conservatives, support investigating allegations that Google has violated antitrust and consumer protection laws. The findings show that … Continued


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FairSearch Supports Rapid, Enforceable Changes to Google's Anti-Competitive Business Practices


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The following is a statement by the FairSearch coalition responding to reports that the European Commission and Google may begin technical discussions over a potential settlement that could end the Commission’s 18+-month investigation of Google’s business practices for potential violations … Continued