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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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Google EU antitrust end in sight says competition chief

Google EU antitrust end in sight says competition chief

Google's antitrust spat with the European Commission could reach preliminary settlement as early as January 2013, the EC's competition chief has suggested, after a meeting with chairman Eric Schmidt in Brussels this week. "Since our preliminary talks with Google started in July, we have substantially reduced our differences regarding possible ways to address each of the four competition concerns expressed by the Commission" competition policy VP Joaquín Almunia said in a statement, heralding an end to arguments over how Google displays search results, adverts, and content from its rivals online.

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FTC’s investigation into Google likely pushed into 2013, sources say

FTC’s investigation into Google likely pushed into 2013, sources say

Google has been on the FTC's radar for quite some time now, with the agency looking into multiple areas of the company. One of the investigations concerns Google's search practices, with claims that it is unfairly skewing search results in its favor to the detriment of its competition. The FTC has been looking into the matter, with reports surfacing not too long ago that it would be settling the issue with Google by the end of the year. Originally, the matter was to be settled by the end of the month, but now it looks like that may get pushed into early 2013.

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Google and FTC close to settling patent case, sources say

Google and FTC close to settling patent case, sources say

Google has been dealing with the FTC quite a bit this year concerning multiple issues, one of which is patents. According to the FTC, Google breached antitrust law by trying to prevent competitors from using certain essential tech patents that it owns. Now it seems the tech company and the government agency are close to settling the matter, according to three sources who are "familiar with the matter."

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Google contemplates patent antitrust settlement

Google contemplates patent antitrust settlement

We reported last Friday about a potential antitrust lawsuit that the FTC was looking at slapping Google with over patent violations. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating potential antitrust claims regarding Google for over a year. Recently, it started poking around the way Google handled the patents it received when it bought Motorola, and now it seems Google is considering a settlement.

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Google faces Indian antitrust investigation

Google faces Indian antitrust investigation

Google faces another antitrust investigation, this time in India, it's reported, with the search giant's online advertising apparently under the microscope amid anti-competitiveness accusations. AdWords will be the initial point of appraisal, government officials tell the WSJ, but the Competition Commission of India could well extend its case to encompass other aspects of Google's business.

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