Rivals add to complaints against Google’s Android

By Nicholas Hirst/Politico A tech lobby group filed a fresh antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission, reiterating accusations the U.S. tech giant used its popular mobile operating system to protect its dominance over internet searches. The Commission already has an ongoing probe into Android examining the issues raised by OIP. If the Commission […]

EU May Revise Google’s Antitrust Settlement

European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up their investigations into Google Inc. on several fronts, including revisiting a proposed settlement over its search-engine practices that has met with unprecedented opposition. The European Commission is likely to revise some terms of the proposed settlement with Google that were announced in February.  See Wall Street […]

EU May Revise Google’s Antitrust Settlement, Says Source

By Tom Fairless  from the Wall Street Journal European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up their investigations into Google Inc. on several fronts, including revisiting a proposed settlement over its search-engine practices that has met with unprecedented opposition. The European Commission is likely to revise some terms of the proposed settlement with Google […]

“I Discipline Google”

In response to Mathias Döpfner’s letter in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=1904), Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for competition, retorts some of the allegations as the Google anti-trust investigation continues to heat up. “It is not true that the European Commission lets Google continue its abusive business practices. Under the […]

Alex Springer Afraid of Google?

The New York Times reported, “A trans-Atlantic war of words — and profits — over the future of the Internet heated up on Wednesday when the head of Germany’s largest publisher, Alex Springer,  admitted that ‘we are afraid of Google’ and suggested that European authorities were colluding with the American Internet giant to develop a ‘business model […]

EU Google investigation: Adequate answers still not found. BEUC files complaint asserting consumer interest

The European Consumer Organisation has stepped up its involvement in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into how Google Inc. puts its preferred services atop search results while demoting rivals, particularly in price comparison searches. Currently an ‘interested party’, essentially having observer status, BEUC has today applied to be a formal complainant. The European Commission has […]