Google Search (Shopping) as a Precedent for Other Sectors – the Example of Google for Jobs

Posted by Social Science Research Network Google Search (Shopping) as a Precedent for Other Sectors – the Example of Google for Jobs By Thomas Hoppner, Felicitas Schaper & Philipp Westerhoff (Hausfeld RA LLP) With its Google Search (Shopping) decision of 27 June 2017 the European Commission set the legal framework for the assessment of any […]

EU: Aptoide wins court battle against Google

EU: Aptoide wins court battle against Google

According to Reuters, Portuguese app store Aptoide announced on Monday, October 22, that a local court had ruled against Alphabet’s Google in a landmark case, ordering the US giant to stop removing its app from users’ mobile phones without their knowledge. “This court’s decision is a signal for startups worldwide,” said Paulo Trezentos, Aptoide’s chief […]

EU: Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play

EU: Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play

US tech giant Google will charge smartphone makers a licensing fee for using its popular Google Play app store and also allow them to use rival versions of its Android mobile operating system to comply with an EU antitrust order, reported the New York Times. Google, an Alphabet subsidiary, announced the changes on Tuesday, three […]

EU: Google challenges record US$5b antitrust fine

EU: Google challenges record US$5b antitrust fine

Alphabet unit Google has challenged a record US$5 billion fine imposed by European Union antitrust regulators three months ago for using its popular Android mobile operating system to thwart rivals, reported the Wall Street Journal. “We have now filed our appeal of the EC’s Android decision at the General Court of the EU,” Google said in an […]

EU: Google to appeal record fine over Android OS

EU: Google to appeal record fine over Android OS

Google is readying an appeal of the European Union’s record €4.34 billion (US$5 billion) fine, which it was slapped with in July over its Android mobile operating system. According to the Financial Times, Google has until Wednesday, October 10, to file an appeal with the European Court of Justice against the European Union decision which was meted […]

US: DOJ considering investigation into Google’s Android OS

US: DOJ considering investigation into Google’s Android OS

Makan Delrahim, President Trump’s antitrust chief at the US Department of Justice (DOJ), told congressmen this week that Google could very well find itself the subject of an antitrust investigation focused on its Android mobile operating system. Now the company may be facing the heat closer to home, according to the New York Post, which […]

EU: Vestager: Google is progressing in shopping comparison case

EU: Vestager: Google is progressing in shopping comparison case

Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s antitrust chief, said that Google is showing progress in addressing its competition concerns, suggesting that the company may be able to avoid extra fines. “We had another compliance report… and we see improvements in numbers but we are still following it very, very closely and have taken no decision yet,” […]

EU: EC receive second Google report on shopping case

EU: EC receive second Google report on shopping case

On Monday, October 1, EU antitrust regulators received a second report from Google, detailing the effects of its proposal to allow more price comparison rivals to bid for ads on top of its search page, Reuters reported. Google came up with the offer after being hit by a fine for €2.4 billion (US$2.79 billion) in June 2017 […]

US: Google’s meetings last week lead to House testimony

US: Google’s meetings last week lead to House testimony

Google CEO Sundar Pichai met on Friday, September 28, with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, and the pair “discussed a range of issues impacting internet platforms and the economy in general.” Pichai also met with senior Republican lawmakers on Friday to discuss their concerns, House Majority Leader Kevin […]

US/EU: Vestager talks about big tech and Amazon

US/EU: Vestager talks about big tech and Amazon

On Wednesday, September 26, EC Commissioner Margrethe Vestager sat down at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York and discussed in an interview a number of topics currently of interest in the EU and in the US, primarily focusing on big tech. When asked about the recently announced probe into Amazon’s data practices related […]

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