Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Posts

Is Android Open to Real Competition in Wireless?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

A US Senate antitrust subcommittee hearing last week, “An Examination of Competition in the Wireless Market” focused mostly on the nation’s largest wireless carriers. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke of other important “concerns expressed regarding the competitive state of other aspects of the mobile device ecosystem, including the market for operating systems… and the potential Read more »

European Commission, AGs Have Final Word, Not FTC

Friday, January 4th, 2013

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 have to change them. Google is expected to make a formal, detailed proposal to the Read more »

Consumer Travel Alliance on Google: “Consumers are Being Misled Today and Tomorrow”

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA) is praising Senators Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Mike Lee (R-UT) for their letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging an investigation into Google’s anticompetitive behavior and raising some serious concerns about Google’s entry into online travel search. In a blog post entitled, “Google shows its hand with Flight Search, the Read more »

Senate Calls on FTC to Investigate Google’s Business Practices

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee released a letter today expressing strong support for the FTC’s ongoing investigation into Google’s business practices. The letter from Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Ranking Member Mike Lee (R-UT) follows the subcommittee’s hearing on competition in online search in September for which Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt Read more »

FairSearch.org Statement on Bipartisan Senate Letter to FTC Chairman Urging “Thorough Investigation” of Google

Monday, December 19th, 2011

FairSearch.org applauds Senators Kohl and Lee for urging the Federal Trade Commission to conduct “a thorough investigation” of allegations that Google’s business practices leverage the company’s monopoly power in ways that are contrary to antitrust law. This bipartisan letter validates the many concerns held by the members of FairSearch.org and thousands of other companies about Read more »

Approval for Admeld Deal Could Make Google Another Category Killer

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

As the Federal Trade Commission continues its investigation into allegations that Google is abusing its monopoly power to the detriment of consumers and innovation, another agency appears poised to approve Google’s latest step toward global domination of the Internet, according to a report by AllThingsD. The anonymously sourced online story says the Justice Department is Read more »

Washington Post Shows Google and Schmidt Don’t “Get It”

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

So, Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington to testify before the Senate Antitrust subcommittee, and the bipartisan panel that called the hearing might get the sense that Google is responsive to the concerns, right? In his opening testimony, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said, “We get it. By that, I mean we get the lessons of our Read more »