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Google edges closer to antitrust deal with Europe

The search giant's latest concessions to settle the dispute are seen as a positive step by the European Commission.

By October 1, 2013


EU to investigate Google after complaints

After complaints from European companies about their search rankings, regulators are seeking information on how Google's secretive search algorithms work.

By February 23, 2010


Google may dodge FTC's antitrust bullet, report says

Federal regulators scrutinizing Google may not have a strong enough case to file a lawsuit targeting the company's search service, Bloomberg reports.

By November 21, 2012


Texas opens antitrust investigation of Google

Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked Google for information regarding the complaints of several companies that Google is penalizing them in search results.

By September 3, 2010


FTC, EU to postpone Google antitrust decisions, report says

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will apparently delay its decision over Google's antitrust probe until 2013, and the search giant could settle with EU authorities as soon as January.

By December 19, 2012


EU won't rush to any decisions on Google antitrust investigation

The EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia says the case is "complex" and his office is in no hurry to decide if it should launch a formal antitrust complaint against Google.

By May 4, 2012


EC reportedly prepping 400+ page finding against Google

The European Commission is said to be readying a lengthy Statement of Objections against Google for abusing its market dominance in Web search.

By December 1, 2011


Texas AG demands Google search, ad documents

The state attorney general has demanded the search giant turn over a broad range of documents as part of an antitrust review.

By February 15, 2011


Report: Google, EC in early settlement talks

Last November the European Commission opened a formal investigation of Google's business practices on that continent, and talks at resolving the matter have reportedly begun.

By February 7, 2011


EC launches antitrust probe against Google

Regulators to probe whether Google abused its dominant position as a search engine by unfairly favoring its own services in search results over those from competitors.

By November 30, 2010