Friday, 4 January 2013
Google wriggles out of FTC search smackdown. Now to Europe!
Google wriggles out of FTC search smackdown. Now to Europe! • The Register: Lobbyists etc. claimed: "The FTC’s decision to close its investigation with only voluntary commitments from Google is disappointing and premature, coming just weeks before the company is expected to make a formal and detailed proposal to resolve the four abuses of dominance identified by the European Commission, first among them biased display of its own properties in search results. The FTC’s settlement is by no means the last word in this case, leaving the FTC without a major role in the final resolution to the investigations of Google’s anti-competitive practices by state attorneys general and the European Commission. The FTC’s inaction on the core question of search bias will only embolden Google to act more aggressively to misuse its monopoly power to harm other innovators." 'via Blog this'