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Google’s Latest Plus Ploy Doesn’t Add Up


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Google recently announced a new feature that allows Gmail users to e-mail anyone who has a Google+ account. The move has bolstered growing concerns that Google is going too far to promote its social network at the expense of its … Continued


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Report: Canadian Officials ‘Have Reason to Believe’ Google is Violating Competition Laws


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Canadian competition authorities are moving forward in a formal probe of Google’s search and advertising practices, according to a report from the Financial Post, telling a federal court it has “reason to believe” Google is violating Canadian laws. Click here … Continued


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Another One of Google’s "Broken Promises"


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More than a year after Google reached a deal to pay a record Federal Trade Commission fine of $22.5 million the search giant has reached a similar agreement with 37 states for $17 million for circumventing privacy settings on Safari … Continued


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Danny Sullivan on "Google's Broken Promises"


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FairSearch has frequently asked whether Google can really be trusted, a question that is as important as ever. Search Engine Land founding editor Danny Sullivan recently published a blog post titled “Google’s Broken Promises & Who’s Running The Search Engine?” … Continued


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Three Big Issues Facing Google in the US


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As the European Commission continues its deliberations with Google over how to end its diversion of traffic to its own platforms and away from competing sites, here are three big outstanding issues for Google in the United States: 1. The … Continued


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U.K. Competition Officials Also Reviewing Google’s Acquisition of Waze


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The U.K.’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reviewing Google’s much-discussed acquisition of Israeli company Waze, which offers a mobile mapping and traffic navigation app with a 47 million user base that is growing rapidly. Waze adds real-time updates on … Continued


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Bloomberg: Google’s Online Ad Dominance Holding Back Startups


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For years FairSearch has warned that Google’s dominance of online advertising and search is undermining Internet competition and innovation. It seems the capital markets are now taking notice. In an Aug. 8 piece, “Google Advertising Dominance Dims Startups’ IPO Prospects,” … Continued


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AGs Have More Questions for Google


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Increased scrutiny over Google’s business practices continues among state attorneys general. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt wrote a letter to Google’s general counsel Kent Walker on Tuesday stating their concern over Google’s revenue from ads placed … Continued


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WSJ: FTC Reviewing Google’s Acquisition of Waze


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Google recently confirmed its acquisition mobile map app maker Waze Inc. has prompted lawyers from the Federal Trade Commission to contact the search giant about the deal, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. FTC lawyers may have … Continued


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Google’s Deal for Waze ‘Will Almost Certainly’ Invite Antitrust Review, Law Prof Says


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Did Google’s acquisition of mobile mapping company Waze Inc. for more than $1 billion comply with U.S. antitrust laws and merger review procedures? Maybe not, according to Steve Davidoff, New York Times Deal Professor columnist and professor at the Michael … Continued