Google Replies to Antitrust Lawsuit

Michael In the News

Two requested and granted extensions later, Google has finally responded to the European Commission’s (EC) claim that it violated antitrust laws. The EC filed a lawsuit in April after investigating the tech giant for several years under two different commissioners. The EC has also received formal complaints from many companies about Google’s search results page. Google has been largely silent on the issue, but finally filed a formal rebuttal last Thursday. Google has a Checkered Past in the UK This case is of special significance in the UK where Google holds …

Google Speaks out About EU Antitrust Lawsuit

Michael In the News

In mid April the European Commission filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. The basic allegations are that Google was putting its own products and services above those of its competitors’. The lawsuit comes after four years of investigations and three failed attempts at out-of-court settlements. On Saturday, Google made it’s first official statement (not including an official blog post) regarding the antitrust lawsuit. They did this through their new European President Matt Brittin. A position recently created to help stream the California based company across the pond. Google’s Response to EU …

Google’s Mounting Troubles in the European Union

Michael In the News

Over the past decade Google has taken over the internet search market.  ‘Just Google it’ has become a common phrase for searching the internet for information. Its search engine, however, has been under constant scrutiny. Two years ago, Google was able to side step an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. The FTC ruled that although changes to the tech company’s search protocols were “problematic”, Google ultimately did not violate any U.S. antitrust laws and was able to escape generally unscathed. But, trouble is brewing …