FTC Chairwoman: Google’s Voluntary Agreement Not Precedent; Search Bias Pro-competitive Though It Harms Competitors

Many were disappointed with the Federal Trade Commission’s and Google’s unprecedented voluntary agreement in January on advertising data and the “scraping” or excerpting of content from sites like Yelp. Now, it seems, the chairwoman of the FTC is apparently dismissing … Continued

NYT: Europeans Insisting Google Address Search Bias

  While the Federal Trade Commission is reportedly focused on other anti-competitive practices than Google’s biased search results in settlement talks with Google, Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the European Commission and the commissioner responsible for competition, is apparently focused … Continued

Panelists at FairSearch Event Review Investigations of Google, Potential for Action

FairSearch stands by this blog post, which is entirely fact-based and accurate. This morning, FairSearch hosted a discussion of issues related to competition and innovation in the online marketplace. Before a full house at the Newseum’s Knight Center, panelists that … Continued

Former Google Witness Says Monopoly Hurts Small Business

The harms that result from Google’s anti-competitive practices are often discussed from a 50,000-foot perspective. But, there are many real-world stories of Google’s practices undermining the work of entrepreneurs and small businesses that produce content online. Tim Carter, a former … Continued