Alphabet’s Google acts to comply with EU antitrust order

DMLA has been a member of  Comp for the last few years in support of CEPIC and  EU companies working for a solution to the Google antitrust issue.  It looks like Google is FINALLY coming up with a solution to the anti-competition lawsuit. It seems like the time is right for the U.S. to revisit the […]

Google Responds to EU’s Antitrust Case

From ICOMP’s Blog: Google in Denial Today’s blog post from Google is, unfortunately, simply another attempt to divert attention away from the devastating impact their self-preferencing has had on the online market, making many of the same old arguments we have seen before. Commissioner Vestager has been clear that in her view Google’s systematic self preferencing […]

Europe to accuse Google of illegally abusing its dominance

Financial Times By Alex Barker, Christian Oliver and Anne-Sylvaine April 14, 2015, 2:01pm ET Google will on Wednesday be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of search in Europe, a step that ultimately could force it to fundamentally change its business model and pay hefty fines. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, is […]

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 […]

Google’s Almunia Deal Said to Be Criticized by EU Officials

It seems that several of the members of the European Commission are opposed to the EU’s decision to strike a deal with Google which would resolve their three-year-old dispute.  Two news articles have appeared today that show some strife within the Commission.  You can read the Bloomberg article here and the Reuters one here. Elaine […]