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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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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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FairSearch Europe Letter to Google’s Eric Schmidt about false claims in Berlin speech


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Lieber Herr Schmidt, We found the speech you held yesterday in Berlin very enlightening. It is indeed of interest that you try to win over Germans concerned with Google’s privacy and competition conduct with your overly rosy picture of Google … Continued


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Bloomberg Interview with EU Competition Commissioner Almunia on Google Offer


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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 … Continued


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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