EU-Google Antitrust Cases vs. Google’s Net Neutrality Leadership

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Google: do as we say, not as we do. As the longtime leader, corporatesponsor, and advocate for the net neutrality movement, Google has made net neutrality, a key part of its values and brand. Google’s Take Action page explains net...[Read more]

The EU-Google Antitrust Cases’ Implications for Amazon Facebook & Apple

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The EU’s recent intense antitrust spotlight on Google can’t help but illuminate some of what EU antitrust authorities think about other dominant consumer technology platforms adjacent to Google — i.e. Amazon, Facebook, and Apple – companies Europe collectively refers to...[Read more]

The EU Strategy behind its Three Google Antitrust Cases

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With the EU’s new advertising antitrust charges against Google, the EU has now issued three Google abuse-of-dominance Statement of Objections covering search, mobile, and advertising, that actually span seven separately defined antitrust markets in the EU. So what does this...[Read more]

What EU-Google Advertising Antitrust Charges Mean for the FTC

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Of the three EU antitrust cases against Google (search bias in shopping, Android tying, and soon search-advertising-tying), the expected new search-advertising case — which focuses on how Google has long contractually required websites to use Google’s search advertising if they...[Read more]

New App-Based AllVid Proposal Smokes-out Google & Public Knowledge’s Agenda

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Are the FCC’s set-top-box proposed rules really about unlocking the set-top-box to competition or are they really about advancing Google and Public Knowledge’s real agenda – forced unlocking of the licensing and copyright protections of the underlying video programming that...[Read more]

Google-Android’s Strategy to Monopolize Home Digital Information & Services

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Every company and industry competitor currently serving and targeting the digital home marketplace doesn’t know they are largely surrounded, but they are. If one organizes and pieces together the many related things Google intimated at its I/O developer conference last...[Read more]

Google’s Growing US Search/Android Share Complicates FCC’s AllVid Proposal

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[Note: this blog was submitted to the FCC as a reply comment in the AllVid Set Top Box NPRM.] As more evidence comes to light exposing Google’s much increased search and Android dominance in the U.S. since the FTC closed...[Read more]

Google’s Omnipresent Tracking Much Harder to Leave than an ISP for Privacy

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If you are online, you can’t escape Google’s myriad of ways it tracks you, but you can leave your ISP. A famous 2009 Google Blog post boasted that: “Google is not the Hotel California — you can check out any...[Read more]

The Trust Ramifications of an EU-Google Search Bias Conviction

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The Sunday Telegraph reports that the EU is poised to fine Google an EU record ~€3b for “web search monopoly abuse” and that “Google will be banned from continuing to manipulate search results to favour itself and harm rivals.” Assuming...[Read more]

Must-Read: Intercept’s Exposé on Google’s Remarkably Close White House Ties

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Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts” is an eye-opening, must-read for anyone interested in Google’s outsized power and political influence, or in the integrity of the U.S. Government’s public accountability and impartiality in administering...[Read more]