0
Broadband

Google faces FTC competition investigation - report

Friday 24 June 2011 | 09:11 CET | News
The US Federal Trade Commission is set to launch a formal investigation into whether Google abused its dominant position in the online search market. People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that the FTC has been informally questioning the company and industry players for several months already and will issue within days civil subpoenas to launch the formal probe. The investigation is expected to include whether Google searches unfairly steer users to the company's own network of services at the expense of rival providers. Some companies complain about the way that Google

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Internet
Companies: European Commission / Google / Microsoft
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Google chairman questioned at Senate competition hearing

Published 22 Sep 2011 10:27 CET | United States
Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has defended the company's business practices in a hearing before a US Senate ...

Microsoft, Google trade barbs on patent bids

Published 05 Aug 2011 12:05 CET | World
Microsoft said it offered to include Google in the consortium that acquired the Novell patents, but Google refused. A statement ...

1plusV sues Google for EUR 295 million in French court

Published 28 Jun 2011 12:10 CET | Europe
French web publisher 1plusV has filed a lawsuit against Google in the Paris Commercial Court, seeking EUR 295 million in damages ...

Google confirms FTC investigation

Published 27 Jun 2011 09:06 CET | United States
Google confirmed the US Federal Trade Commission has begun a review of its business. The company received notification of the ...

'FTC opent onderzoek naar Google'

Published 24 Jun 2011 10:01 CET | United States
De US Federal Trade Commission opent binnen enkele dagen een formeel onderzoek naar de machtspositie van Google op de markt voor ...

Google buy of Admeld to face Justice Dept probe

Published 20 Jun 2011 09:13 CET | United States
Google's planned purchase of Admeld will be subject to a probe by the US Justice Department for its potential to hurt ...

Google tops US search market with 11.2 bln searches in May

Published 13 Jun 2011 08:31 CET | United States
Google Sites led the explicit US core search market in May with 65.5 percent of search queries conducted, up 0.1 percentage ...

DoJ sees competition concerns in Nortel patent sale - report

Published 06 Jun 2011 08:51 CET | World
The US Justice Department is scrutinizing likely bidders for patents being sold by Nortel Networks amid concerns the patents ...

FTC questions Google rivals - report

Published 02 May 2011 09:27 CET | United States
The US Federal Trade Commission has approached other internet companies to ask about Google's dominance of the internet search ...

Google gets clearance for ITA takeover

Published 11 Apr 2011 09:09 CET | World
The US Department of Justice announced approval of Google's acquisition of ITA Software. The department found the acquisition ...

FTC mulls probe of Google search dominance - report

Published 05 Apr 2011 09:14 CET | United States
Google's dominance of the internet-search industry is being considered for a broad antitrust investigation by the US Federal ...

Microsoft files complaint with EC over Google

Published 31 Mar 2011 09:57 CET | Europe
Microsoft is filing a complaint with the European Commission as part of the commission's ongoing investigation into Google's ...

Google settles with FTC over Buzz privacy violations

Published 31 Mar 2011 08:48 CET | World
Google agreed a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it used deceptive tactics and violated its own ...

1plusV files fresh EC competition complaint against Google

Published 22 Feb 2011 12:37 CET | Europe
French search engine developer 1plusV has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Google for abusing its dominant ...

Google, EU tentatively try to solve antitrust case - report

Published 08 Feb 2011 09:17 CET | Europe
Google and European Union regulators are in tentative talks to resolve an antitrust probe against the Google's dominant search ...

Argentina probes Microsoft, Google for antitrust law breach

Published 24 Jan 2011 10:58 CET | Argentina
Argentina's antitrust agency CNDC has launched an investigation to determine whether Microsoft has abused its dominant position ...

French competition body finds Google dominant in search ads

Published 15 Dec 2010 09:58 CET | France
The French Competition Authority has found that Google holds a dominant position on the search advertising market in France in an ...

EC opens Google online search anti-trust investigation

Published 30 Nov 2010 13:51 CET | Europe
The European Commission has announced an anti-trust investigation into allegations that Google has abused a dominant position in ...

FCC probes Google data collection

Published 11 Nov 2010 09:50 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google broke federal laws when its street-mapping service ...