Google feels the antitrust heat (roundup)

Like Microsoft and IBM before it, Google clearly looms large over a technological domain--in this case, the Web. The question many in government are now asking is, does it have too much power?

Like Microsoft and IBM before it, Google clearly looms large over a technological domain--in this case, the Web. The question many in government are now asking is, does it have too much power?

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<b>Regulatory scrutiny alone is a test for Google</b>

Trustbusters are ratcheting up the pressure on Google, and the Web giant may be challenged to pursue as aggressive a corporate strategy as it historically has.
(Posted in Digital Media by Jay Greene)
June 24, 2011 4:47 p.m. PT

<b>On Capitol Hill, it's all about beating down Google</b>

commentary A recent discussion in Washington, D.C., shows that while no U.S. antitrust lawsuit has been filed against Google, congressional staff have already delivered a guilty verdict.
(Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh)
June 24, 2011 12:37 p.m. PT

<b>FTC, Senate ratchet up Google antitrust probes</b>

The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Senate appear to be stepping up their antitrust investigations of Google, a development that follows more formal investigations already under way in Europe.
(Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh)
June 23, 2011 8:34 a.m. PT

Related links
• MoneyWatch: Google subpoena--an attack on capitalism
• BNET: Google is a monopoly--that's why its CEO dares not testify to Congress
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<b>Google versus trustbusters, a history</b>

A new FTC probe into Google's business practices is just the company's latest run-in with antitrust officials. Here's a recap.
(Posted in Digital Media by Michelle Meyers)
June 24, 2011 2:38 p.m. PT

<b>Google's enemy list, a primer</b>

As regulators review Google's business practices, they'll find plenty of enemies of the Web giant to help in building a case.
(Posted in Digital Media by Jay Greene)
June 24, 2011 2:25 p.m. PT

<b>Google says trustbuster concerns are 'unclear'</b>

In a reply to the Federal Trade Commission's review, the Web giant says it remains committed to doing what's best for its customers.
(Posted in Digital Media by Jay Greene)
June 24, 2011 9:19 a.m. PT

Related links
• ZDNet: Translating what Google really means
• Google antitrust--easy to charge, hard to prove
• CBSNews.com: Echoes of Microsoft, IBM in Google tussle

<b>Google's deal for Admeld faces antitrust review</b>

Justice Department to scrutinize $400 million deal for Internet advertising display company, according to published reports.
(Posted in Digital Media by Steven Musil)
June 19, 2011 1:57 p.m. PT

<b>Google gets antitrust OK for Nortel patents, report says</b>

The approval advances the Net giant's $900 million bid for the 6,000 patents and applications despite objections from AT&T, Verizon, HP, and Microsoft.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
June 15, 2011 12:32 a.m. PT

previous coverage

<b>Google help wanted: Antitrust lawyer</b>

The search giant is looking to add an attorney with antitrust experience to its legal staff as regulatory pressure builds.
(Posted in Digital Media by Jay Greene)
May 6, 2011 12:54 p.m. PT

<b>Google takes $500M charge for potential antitrust claims</b>

The Web giant says in a regulatory filing that the charge covers a "potential resolution" of a Justice Department probe, but does not provide specifics.
(Posted in Digital Media by Jay Greene)
May 10, 2011 3:48 p.m. PT

<b>Why Microsoft is taking on Google in Europe</b>

Two American companies battling across the pond may seem odd, until you look at the European record of enforcing its competition laws.
&#149;&nbsp;EC launches antitrust probe against Google
(Posted in Microsoft by Jay Greene)
March 31, 2011 4:01 p.m. PT

<b>Has Google learned Microsoft's antitrust lessons?</b>

While the Internet giant and trustbusters prepare for a year of hearings and court battles, some legal experts are struck by the similarities of what Microsoft faced a decade ago and Google faces today.
(Posted in Digital Media by Jay Greene)
March 30, 2011 4:00 a.m. PT
 

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