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EU Nears Settlement of Google Antitrust Investigation

EU Nears Settlement of Google Antitrust Investigation
New York Times
Google's search engine has a 90 percent market share in many major European markets, greater than the less-than-70-percent share it holds in the United States, where it is also under investigation. In May, Mr. Almunia took the rare step of going public with ...

Report: Google Strikes Antitrust Deal With EU, Avoids Legal Battle
Search Engine Land
AdSense exclusivity: “The agreements [with publishers displaying Google ads] result in de facto exclusivity requiring them to obtain all or most of their requirements of search advertisements from Google, thus shutting out competing providers of search ... Politwoops: A Search EngineFor Deleted Tweets From Policitians · Insanity: Google Sends New Link Warnings, Then Says You Can Ignore Them · On Google Earnings Call, Google Ignores FTC Definition Of "Paid Inclusion" · As The Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance ...

It Looks Like Google's Search Results Are About To Change In Europe
WebProNews
As reported yesterday, the Commission's head of competition, Joaquin Almunia reportedly added to his list of conditions that Google apply any agreed upon changes to mobile search, as well as desktop. Today, reports are coming out that the two parties have ...

EU, Google Nearing Antitrust Deal
Wall Street Journal
One reason for the recent progress between Google and the EU was the company's agreement to extend its proposed remedies so they would apply to the Web-search engine when it is used on mobile devices and not just PCs, according to an EU official ... is that it had placed restrictions on software developers that prevented them from creating tools to transfer ad campaigns from Google's system, called AdWords, to one of its competitors, such as Microsoft's AdCenter, which puts ads on the Bing search engine.

Google agrees EU antitrust deal outline
Financial Times
Google has agreed the outlines of a settlement with Europe's top competition authority, in a deal that would spare the US search giant from formal antitrust charges for allegedly abusing its dominance. In a big test for how Google handles the mounting ...

Financial Times

Google, EU reach 'good degree of understanding,' official says
Washington Post (blog)
Google and the European Union have reached a “good degree of understanding” with Googleover accusations that the tech giant may have abused its position in the search market to keep down competitors. In an interview with viEUws TV, European ...

Google's Confusing Unnatural Link Warnings Freak Out SEOs & Webmasters
Search Engine Watch
With major algorithmic updates like Panda and Penguin fresh in everyone's mind, as well as the giant batch of unnatural link warnings sent out in March, the panic was immediate. Fearing demotion in the search results sometime within 7-10 days by Google, ...

EU warms to Google antitrust concessions
Reuters
The European Commission said on Tuesday that there was a "level of good understanding" with the world's most popular search engine regarding its latest proposals that would form the basis of discussions before the Commission makes a final decision ...

Amelia Earhart: Google celebrates aviator as search wraps up
Alaska Dispatch
Today Google celebrates the 115th birthday of aviatrix Amelia Earhart – and one of the great unsolved 20th century mysteries. Sorry, Amelia, no birthday present this year. But it's not been for a lack of trying. Throughout the years there have been a number of ...

Google Internet business defies econ worries, ad clicks surge
Reuters
Shares of the world's No.1 search engine were up about 3 percent in after hours trade. Google, which reported its first set of quarterly results since its May acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, offered few details about its plans to expand into the ...

Google Doodle honors Amelia Earhart's 115th birthday
CNET
Google Doodle honors Amelia Earhart's 115th birthday. The famed aviatrix is celebrated today onGoogle's search page with an image of her standing next to the plane she piloted for her cross-Atlantic flight. ... Commemorating the 115th birthday of Amelia Earhart, today's Google Doodle portrays the pilot with her scarf fluttering in the wind as she stands next to a Lockheed Vega 5b, the same plane she flew when she completed her cross-Atlantic trip in 1932. Earhart followed that voyage, in 1935, by becoming the first ...

Google 'agrees EU antitrust settlement'
Telegraph.co.uk
Google and the European Commission have agreed the outlines of a settlement to end the two-year investigation into the internet giant's dominance of the searchmarket. Britain must change its poor attitude towards maths or risk becoming a. "You have to ask ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Aggressive EU Regulators Could Fine Google $3.8 Billion
Search Engine Journal
Although the letter was not made public, a Google spokesperson released a statement to the press that indicated the technology company is working diligently towards a resolution: “We have made a ... During my time as a managing member of an educational startup I gained direct experience related to business development, search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), conversion rate optimization (CRO), online marketing, mergers and acquisition, product development, and branding.

vtap QuickSearch takes on Google Search (hands-on)
The Verge
A staple of the Android operating system, Google's Search Bar has proven to be a handy everyday tool to have around. But despite its years of existence, there are still some valuable features missing — even more so with some recently updated Samsung ...

Google Moves Toward Possible Antitrust-Case Settlement, EU Says
Bloomberg
Regulators asked Google to extend an initial offer to modify its search engine to cover mobile applications for smartphones and tablet computers, two people familiar with the negotiations said last week. To contact the reporter on this story: Aoife White in ...

Google on verge of antitrust deal with European regulators
GigaOM
The news comes after a lengthy investigation in which the European Commission had raised questions about four aspects of Google's business: 1) whether Google favored its own products in search results at the expense of competitors; 2) whether it ...

Amelia Earhart Google Logo Honors Pilot's 115th Birthday
Huffington Post
Google on July 24 paid tribute the the female aviation pioneer, famous for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932, with a Google Doodle on the search engine's home page. The day would have been the pilot's 115th birthday. The Doodle ...

Google Agrees to Outline of Europe Antitrust Deal -FT
Fox Business
Published July 24, 2012. Dow Jones Newswires. Google Inc. (GOOG) has accepted the outline of an antitrust settlement with Europe's competition commission and will now enter talks on a formal agreement, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. Under the outline, Google proposed concessions on both its PC-based and mobile search services, according to the newspaper.Google has addressed several EU concerns, including a claim that Google's search results favor the company's own products, the FT reported.

Amelia Earhart Search Continues in Hawaii; Google Celebrates 115th Birthday
Books & Review
Researchers were hoping to find wreckage from aviator Amelia Earhart's final flight, but the $2.2 million expedition had no luck. The group leading the search, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), is on its way back to Hawaii without ...

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Google, EU Move toward Antitrust Deal
NASDAQ
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, European Antitrust Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said he is confident that the upcoming meeting will address the EU's concern that Google is favoring its own search results over others. "We have reached a good ...

Google Commemorates Amelia Earhart's Birth Anniversary With Lockheed Doodle
International Business Times
... 5:32 AM EDT. Google Search celebrated the 115th birth anniversary of Amelia Earhart, the first woman aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, by showcasing a Lockheed Vega 5b doodle, seen with Earhart stepping into the flying machine on the home page.

International Business Times

Bottlenose Aims to be A Better Search for the Social Web
All Things Digital
Searching for the most appropriate tweet or the most up-to-the-minute Facebook share isn't as easy as firing off a Google search — in order to work best, unfortunately, PageRank requires the passage of time and a history of back links. Bottlenose, a start-up ... Bottlenose has its work cut out for it, especially with giants like Google and Microsoft integrating social into their existingsearch engines (with Search Plus Your World and Bing's Facebook and Foursquare integration, respectively). But, as Spivack argues, ...

Google Cloud Partner Program Goes Live
eWeek
Google has launched a new Google Cloud Platform Partner Program, which enables service and technology partners to work with the search giant to provide services for and extend the functionality of Google's Cloud Platform suite of products.

Amelia Earhart Found in Google Doodle
Search Engine Watch
Google's logo features Earhart, a yellow scarf blowing in the breeze, climbing into a Lockheed Vega 5b. Google's letters appear on the underside of the wings. While Google's search engineroutinely helps users find billions of websites and answers daily, the ...

Amelia Earhart: Why the mystery continues (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Today's Google Doodle honors Amelia Earhart even as the latest $2.2 millionsearch for her plane runs afoul of a Pacific Island reef. The famous aviatrix would have been 115 today. By Laura Edwins, Contributor / July 24, 2012. Google honors Amelia Earhart ...

Christian Science Monitor

What earnings reports have revealed about ads
Businessweek
Google and Microsoft offered a contrast in advertising fortunes as they reported earnings for the latest quarter. While Google showed that refinements to the company's Internet search technology lured more Web surfers to click on its revenue-producing ads, ...

Mark Zuckerberg Patents Facebook's Complicated Privacy Settings... Shortly ...
Forbes
7/24/2012 @ 1:19PM |3609 views. Mark Zuckerberg Patents Facebook's Complicated Privacy Settings... Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wait for Japan's ...

EU hails Google's proposals in antitrust probe
AFP
BRUSSELS — The EU hailed on Tuesday proposals that Google has made after regulators launched an anti-trust probe into whether the Internet search giant had abused its dominant market position. "The (executive European) Commission considers ...

AFP

Managing the Google threat
CSO
However, everything Google collects is public, by virtue of content or criteria. This makes all of your data accessible by content and/or criteria. In fact there is a whole industry devoted to this -- Search Engine Optimization (SEO). However, what happens when ...

CSO

Firefox 14 encrypts Google search, but admen can still strip-search ...
By Dissent
Gavin Clarke reports: Updated Mozilla has rolled out Firefox 14, which automatically encrypts web searches through Google, but the new release leaves an.
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Google Power Searchers Want Their Certificates - Search Engine ...
By barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
Upon completion of the class, Google promised those who participated that they would receive a printable Certificate of Completion sent to their email. The class finished yesterday and eagerGoogle power searchers are patiently awaiting to ...
Search Engine Roundtable

Report: Google draws up settlement outline with EU to dodge legal ...
By √Člyse Betters
Google and the European Union consented to the “outlines of a settlement” today, according to The Financial Times (via SearchEngineLand), which, if inked, would spare the search engine from official antitrust charges. Europe's premier ...
9to5Google

ACI CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION — STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF
By editor
WASHINGTON, DC – As Google faces potential antitrust action in Europe for abuse of its dominance in the search market, along with an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) , as well as the recent decision by the FTC ... “Since search is the first step used by online consumers – such as those making travel plans, finding maps, buying products online and finding other information – if Google's search engine is not a 'fair search' then Googlecan influence, what ...
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By Paul Ausick
A two-year investigation into a European Union antitrust complaint against search giant GoogleInc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) will apparently end with a settlement, not a protracted legal proceeding. That's the report, at least, in the Financial Times.
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Offsetting Google dependency, an upsetting thought? | Branding ...
By Minter Dial
For example, one's strength in social media will help garner better first page scores in search. Good work in search engine optimization (SEO) will be relevant for good search engine marketing (i.e. Google's Quality Score). An email campaign ...
Branding and digital marketing...

Bottlenose Enters Public Beta, Takes on Google for Social Search ...
By Kristen Nicole
Bottlenose entered public beta today. The real-time social search engine aggregates data from Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn and visualizes it all for the user in one of several different formats. Undergoing a major change from ...
SiliconANGLE

How Has the New Google Indexing Changed the Way SEO Is Done ...
By admin
SEO In February 2011, Google decided to introduce a new update to their algorithm. The Panda update changed the way Google indexed sites, so it removed nearly every content farm on the internet from the search results. Various internet ... Although many proclaimed search engine optimization (SEO) is dead, it is still effective and crucial for high rankings in Google. However,SEO had to evolve. While new SEO strategies can place sites on the first page in Google's results, old SEO ...
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Using Google Grants to build your brand « The Trust Blog
By Lindsay Nichols
One component is Google Grants, which gives your organization the opportunity to use the Google AdWords (search engine marketing) program, where you can advertise your website and your cause through Google Search Results. What do ...
The Trust Blog

Perkins: 'Google's Approach To Traditional Values Is To Search—And
By David Badash
Tony Perkins is warning his followers that “Google's approach to traditional values is to search—and destroy.” Perkins, head of the certified anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, is attacking Google's international “Legalize Love” ...
The New Civil Rights Movement

SEO: Why a Focus on Rankings Is So 00's by @bradshorr | Spin Sucks
By Guest
Long ago in a world far away, everybody saw the same thing: Google SERPs (search engine results pages) displayed a universally consistent set of results for a given search term. Moving from page 10 oblivion to the page one spotlight could ...
Spin Sucks

Google search turns to human traffickers, drug cartels - MSNBC
Forget videos of cute kittens or good deals on iPads. For the past few months, Google has been quietly turning its search capabilities to something far more ...
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../google-search-turns-human-trafficke...

Bounced from News to Search and (almost) back Google SEO News and ...
So this morning I tried the same search with Win7 and Chrome. Turns out that the behaviour is the same. Google intentionally got me lost in the woods.
www.webmasterworld.com/google/4477517.htm

7 Easy Google Search Tricks | Digitizd
Not finding what you want by just typing a keyword into Google? Try one of these search tips to help you find exactly what you're looking for.
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Google Search Shapes Memory, New Research Shows
What's the first thing you think of when faced with a difficult (or even a not-so- difficult) question? According to four recent studies, your mind is primed to think ...
www.readwriteweb.com/.../google-search-shapes-memory-ne...

Does Google Authorship Affect Search Rankings?
A Google Director has now stated that Authorship is not yet a direct factor insearch rankings ...
www.virante.org/.../google-authorship-does-it-affect-search-ra...

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