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Google FTC inquiry demanded by antitrust senators

Google FTC inquiry demanded by antitrust senators

Google faces renewed attention from the US Federal Trade Commission this week, as the Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee reiterates demands for the search giant to be investigated over potentially unfair practices. "A key question is whether Google is using its market power to steer users to its own web products or secondary services and discriminating against other websites with which it competes" chairman Senator Herb Kohl and panel member Senator Herb Kohl wrote to the FTC today, Bloomberg reports, with the company's behavior being seen to "warrant a thorough investigation by the FTC."

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FTC Antitrust Probe On Google Focuses On Android And Search

FTC Antitrust Probe On Google Focuses On Android And Search

Google is in the midst of an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, which recently led to a subpoena issued for former CEO Eric Schmidt to testify before the Senate in September. Unlike other antitrust probes that Google has experienced with mergers and acquisitions, this one hits at the company's core business, with the latest reports saying that investigations will focus on Android and search.

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Google To Face Subpoenas in FTC Antitrust Probe

Google To Face Subpoenas in FTC Antitrust Probe

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Trade Commission may soon be serving Google with civil subpoenas as part of an antitrust investigation. The WSJ's insider sources familiar with the situation tipped that the five-member FTC panel is preparing to send formal requests for information to Google within the next few days and may later on send out requests for information to other companies that have dealt with Google.

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Google under investigation by FTC over advertisements

Google under investigation by FTC over advertisements

Google is once again under FTC scrutiny, this time over its advertisement methods and whether it is using them to harm its competition, something that is separate from the issue closed earlier this year concerning whether it was in violation of antitrust laws. For now it remains a preliminary investigation, and there's no word on whether the agency has pegged Google as having broken any laws.

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Google reportedly submits antitrust settlement to the European Commission

Google reportedly submits antitrust settlement to the European Commission

The time has rolled around for Google to address the antitrust issues concerning the company with the European Commission, with the search engine giant providing its antitrust settlement proposal just before the January 31 deadline it was given. Sources said to be familiar with the situation have chimed into say that the proposal is a lot like what we saw in the FTC settlement.

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Google won’t let Windows Phone users access Maps

Google won’t let Windows Phone users access Maps

Google has been getting on a lot of people's bad sides lately, and it doesn't look like the company will be reversing that trend any time soon. Shortly after Microsoft posted a lengthy blog post bashing the company and claiming that it is deliberately harming Windows Phone, it has surfaced that Windows Phone users who attempt to access "maps.google.com" are redirected to Google's search page instead.

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Google got off easy in antitrust case by pressuring regulators to relent

Google got off easy in antitrust case by pressuring regulators to relent

Many critics both large and small have been vocal about the mere wrist slapping Google received after a lengthy antitrust probe by the FTC into its practices, which are said to be harmful to its competitors. The debacle has been called a failure on the agency's part to protect the American consumer, among other things. As it turns out, however, the FTC was relentless in its investigation, but Google was just as relentless back.

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Google reportedly to settle antitrust probe on January 3

Google reportedly to settle antitrust probe on January 3

On December 19, we reported that, according to sources, the FTC was set to push its investigation of Google into early 2013. Originally, it was to be settled by the end of 2012, but a heap of criticism prompted an extension while the agency looked into additional penalties. Apparently they didn't need much extra time, as sources are now stating that Google will settle the probe tomorrow.

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Microsoft slams Google, claims it is intentionally harming Windows Phone

Microsoft slams Google, claims it is intentionally harming Windows Phone

Google has been in the news for quite some time over a variety of FTC investigations and issues concerning mobile, advertising, and search practices, with claims that it is deliberately harming its competition. Now Microsoft's Vice President Dave Heiner has tossed his voice into the mix, posting a lengthy piece on TechNet that expresses concern over the slap on the wrist Google is poised to get from the FTC while claiming that the search engine giant is intentionally harming Windows Phone and its competition in general.

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