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Google's sponsored products could cost you more money

A study from the Financial Times claims that products appearing at the top of a Google search are pricier than those that show up lower in the results.

By November 25, 2013


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


Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly

U.S. and European antitrust regulators are poised to crack down on the dominant search company. What changes to Google search might the cases trigger?

By November 19, 2012


Why Google 'vertical' search shouldn't face antitrust action

commentary One of the areas where Google has attracted antitrust attention is "vertical" search. There are good reasons why it shouldn't be hindered from offering this.

By November 19, 2012


FTC edges towards Google antitrust case, sources say

Google could be under scrutiny for allegedly promoting its own services over competitors' in search rankings.

By October 14, 2012


Google might face FTC search crackdown

Reuters says most of group's commissioners think Google should be slapped with antitrust suit regarding search dominance, and The New York Times reports that commission is preparing staff memo recommending that government sue.

By October 12, 2012


Google responds to WSJ guest post; defends search algorithms

Search giant strikes back at column by Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz, reminding Internet users that if they don't like Google's results, they can always try a different search engine.

By June 8, 2012


Google nearly doubles lobbying spending in 2011, tops Microsoft

The Web giant, subject of both a Senate antitrust hearing and a Federal Trade Commission investigation, spent $9.68 million on federal lobbying last year.

By January 23, 2012


EPIC to FTC: Google Search Plus may violate privacy, antitrust rules

Privacy group wants FTC to examine Google's integration of Google+ data into search results.

By January 12, 2012


Senators call for FTC probe of Google's results

Senate antitrust committee members ask regulators to investigate whether Google unfairly promotes its own properties in search results.

By December 19, 2011