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Is Google Stealing from AdSense Publishers?

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Is it time for another criminal investigation of Google’s business practices? An individual who says he is a former Google employee has come forward with an allegation that the largest online ad company stole from publishers who are AdSense partners, and may be continuing to do so today. The report alleges a scheme to limit or ban Read more »

ProSiebenSat.1: Google’s Search Platform Reduces Choice to Zero

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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 of Google for potential violations of EU competition laws. Many media outlets have published reports Read more »

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 »

Google’s Latest Plus Ploy Doesn’t Add Up

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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 users’ privacy – all in the name of selling more online ads. Google+ has lagged Read more »

Three Big Issues Facing Google in the US

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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 Federal Trade Commission is reviewing the details of Google’s $1 billion acquisition of mobile mapping Read more »

AGs Have More Questions for Google

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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 with YouTube videos that depict or promote illegal activities. The AGs have asked Google to Read more »

FairSearch Announces Complaint in EU on Google’s Anti-Competitive Mobile Strategy

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The coalition issued the following in a release: FairSearch to EU: Google’s Android A ‘Trojan Horse’ to Dominate Mobile Markets Files Complaint to European Commission On Google’s Anti-Competitive Mobile Strategy BRUSSELS – April 9, 2013 – FairSearch.org has filed a complaint with the European Commission laying out Google’s anti-competitive strategy to dominate the mobile marketplace Read more »

What Google Isn’t Saying in “How Search Works”

Friday, March 8th, 2013

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 explanation. Search Bias The site describes search results pages that can take a variety of Read more »

YouTube Turning Away from Small, Independent Content Creators

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

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 time a month, up from 3 billion a year ago, and the platform is trying Read more »

WSJ Column Misses the Mark on FTC’s Google Review

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

“What people really want are answers,” Wall Street Journal columnist L. Gordon Crovitz recently opined in a column defending Google’s acquisition of the Frommer’s travel brand and criticizing the ongoing Federal Trade Commission investigation of the company. It’s not the first time Crovitz has bought into Google’s spin on its anticompetitive behavior and misrepresented the Read more »