Antitrust

  • Google accused of illegally monopolising the Internet and mobile search market May 2, 2014

    Consumer rights law firm Hagens Berman said it filed a nationwide antitrust classaction lawsuit against Google Inc alleging the company "illegally monopolised" the Internet and mobile search market in the United States. The lawsuit alleges that Google has expanded its monopoly of the Internet search market by preloading its applications onto...
  • Google suspected of breaking Canada's antitrust laws December 14, 2013

    San Francisco: Government regulators in Canada are poised to open a formal investigation into whether Google is abusing its dominance of the Internet search market to stifle competition and drive up digital advertising prices. Canada's Competition Bureau indicated in a filing made in an Ottawa federal court earlier this week that...
  • Google faces antitrust probes in India, Europe, 3 other jurisdictions October 31, 2013

    Washington: Internet major Google is facing probes by fair trade regulators in India, Europe and three other jurisdictions for alleged anticompetitive practices. Competition authorities in Argentina, Brazil and Taiwan have also opened investigations into certain aspects of Google's business, according to the company. Fair trade watchdogs have the mandate to...
  • Apple hit with US injunction in ebooks antitrust case September 7, 2013

    New York: A US judge who found Apple conspired to fix ebook prices imposed new restrictions on the iPad maker on Friday, limiting its agreements with publishers. US District Judge Denise Cote in New York also said she would appoint an external monitor to review Apple's antitrust compliance policies, procedures and...
  • Google didn't manipulate search results to hurt rivals: US FTC January 4, 2013

    Washington: In a major victory for Google, US regulators on Thursday ended their investigation into the giant Internet company and concluded that it had not manipulated its Web search results to hurt rivals. The Federal Trade Commission did, however, win promises from Google that it would end the practice of "scraping"...
  • Google should not be accused of unfair acts: Lawmakers November 20, 2012

    Washington: Two lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission on Monday to steer clear of expanding its authority as it investigates allegations search engine company Google violated antitrust law. The two California Democrats in the House of Representatives, who count Google as a major campaign contributor, asked the FTC not to...
  • India antitrust body investigating Google August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India's antitrust regulator has launched a probe against Google Inc over alleged anticompetitive practices by the US Internet search giant, following a complaint by a consumer advocacy group, a federal minister said on Monday. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has received information about contravention of an Indian competition...
  • Apple, Google, Intel fail to dismiss staffpoaching lawsuit April 20, 2012

    New York: Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp and four other technology companies were ordered by a judge to face an antitrust lawsuit claiming they illegally conspired not to poach each other's employees. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, rejected the companies' bid to dismiss claims brought under the...
  • EU probing if Google dominates Internet search September 17, 2011

    Brussels: EU regulators are still undecided whether Google dominates in Internet search and if it has abused rivals in breach of competition rules, the EU's antitrust chief said on Friday. The European Commission opened an investigation into Google in November last year after rivals, including Microsoft, accused the company of abusing...
  • Will rivals do to Google what Facebook did to MySpace? July 19, 2011

    Toronto: Will rival research engines do to Google what Facebook did to MySpace? That's possible after US antitrust regulators last month started investigations against the search engine for abusing its dominant market position, say experts. The US action is the second antitrust investigation against the search engine after the EU launched...
  • EU hands down record antitrust fine to Intel May 14, 2009

    Brussels/San Francisco: EU regulators on Wednesday slapped a record 1.06 billion euro ($1.45 billion) fine on Intel Corp for antitrust violations and ordered it to halt illegal efforts to squeeze out archfoe AMD. Analysts say the move, which Intel CEO Paul Otellini vigorously contested, may help AMD recoup some of...