Does Google Harm Consumers? Bloomberg Editors Say 'Yes'

Today the Federal Trade Commission issued the disappointing decision to pass on compelling Google to end its anti-competitive search manipulation practices that favor the prominent display of its own products. Rather, the FTC and Google agreed for the search giant … Continued

FTC Hires Economist, Texas AG Case 'Looms Large'

Yet another sign has emerged that the Federal Trade Commission is serious about preparations to bring a case against Google for antitrust and consumer protection law violations if the company continues to refuse to change its anti-competitive practices on its … Continued

Bloomberg: FTC Asks EBay, Yelp, Others if Google is "Competing Unfairly"

On the heels of yesterday’s news that the European Commission has given Google a “matter of weeks” to propose remedies to its anticompetitive business practices, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s has taken another step in its investigation. Bloomberg reports that … Continued


FairSearch EU Counsel Thomas Vinje Response to European Commission Statement On Google’s Four Potential Illegal Abuses of Dominance

Today’s statement by European Commission Vice President Joaquín Almunia, identifying four concerns where Google business practices may be considered as abuses of dominance in violation of competition and consumer protection laws, is a welcome development. We are pleased that Commissioner Almunia’s investigation has validated … Continued

FTC Hires Former Justice Department Prosecutor for Google Case; Signals the Gravity of the Case Against Google

The Federal Trade Commission has hired Washington lawyer Beth Wilkinson to serve as outside counsel in its case against Google, the New York Times reports, “sending a strong signal that they are prepared to take the Internet giant to court.” … Continued