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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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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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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 Europe Urges European Commission to Make Google Proposal Public, Proposal Reinforces Google’s Dominant Position Instead of Remedying Problems


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Statement attributable to Thomas Vinje, FairSearch Europe legal counsel and spokesman. The proposal has not been made public, but from what has been reported it appears that this solution may be worse for consumers and competitors than doing nothing at … Continued


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FairSearch Europe Initial View: Google’s Proposed Commitments are Worse than Nothing


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The following is a statement from Thomas Vinje, FairSearch Europe Legal Counsel. It is also available here. The European Commission has tentatively accepted a proposal by Google which is worse than doing nothing. These proposed commitments have not been subjected to … Continued


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Statement by FairSearch Europe: The Importance of Market Testing


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Reuters reported on Wednesday that Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is weighing a new proposal from Google to address antitrust concerns he raised in May 2012. The report also says that the Commission may move forward without consulting anyone outside the Commission. FairSearch … Continued


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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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Updated Statement from Thomas Vinje on Google’s proposal


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The following is a statement from Thomas Vinje, Spokesman and Legal Counsel for FairSearch Europe and a Partner at Clifford Chance UPDATED STATEMENT Brussels – 28 October 2013 – Google has said that its proposal addresses the European Commission’s concerns. … Continued