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FTC Chairwoman: Google’s Voluntary Agreement Not Precedent; Search Bias Pro-competitive Though It Harms Competitors


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Many were disappointed with the Federal Trade Commission’s and Google’s unprecedented voluntary agreement in January on advertising data and the “scraping” or excerpting of content from sites like Yelp. Now, it seems, the chairwoman of the FTC is apparently dismissing … Continued


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What Google Isn’t Saying in "How Search Works"


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Last week, Google launched “How Search Works,” an interactive website that explains “the entire life of a search query” on the company’s sites, though scrolling through the site reveals that Google’s site leaves a few important things out of its … Continued


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NYT: Europeans Insisting Google Address Search Bias


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  While the Federal Trade Commission is reportedly focused on other anti-competitive practices than Google’s biased search results in settlement talks with Google, Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the European Commission and the commissioner responsible for competition, is apparently focused … Continued


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Yelp CEO Stoppelman Criticizes Google for Being Evil


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Jeremy Stoppelman, founder and CEO of Yelp, told the U.S. Senate how Google’s anti-competitive practices are a drag on innovative entrepreneurs when he said he would not start his company over again today knowing what he does now about how … Continued


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YouTube Turning Away from Small, Independent Content Creators


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A year ago Google announced it was investing $100 million in original content for YouTube, and recently Ad Age reported the search giant was “doubling down” with another investment for video channels. YouTube now averages 4 billion hours of viewing … Continued


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Panelists at FairSearch Event Review Investigations of Google, Potential for Action


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FairSearch stands by this blog post, which is entirely fact-based and accurate. This morning, FairSearch hosted a discussion of issues related to competition and innovation in the online marketplace. Before a full house at the Newseum’s Knight Center, panelists that … Continued


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Former Google Witness Says Monopoly Hurts Small Business


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The harms that result from Google’s anti-competitive practices are often discussed from a 50,000-foot perspective. But, there are many real-world stories of Google’s practices undermining the work of entrepreneurs and small businesses that produce content online. Tim Carter, a former … Continued