DOJ Scrutiny of Microsoft Deal Could Be Bad News For Yahoo (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, September 11th, 2009

The Department of Justice has requested more information and details of the proposed arrangement between Microsoft and Yahoo. The scrutiny could spell disaster for Yahoo if the DOJ ultimately rejects the partnership.

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Google Book Library Facing Scrutiny (redOrbit)

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Google’s book scanning project is already facing anti-trust criticism and awaiting court approval, and now it has also raised concerns amongst privacy advocates and civil liberties groups.

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Privacy concerns over Google book project (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Google’s ambitious book scanning project, already facing anti-trust scrutiny and awaiting court approval, is also raising concerns among privacy advocates and civil liberties groups.

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Google?s Future Plans Faced With Conflict, Anger (redOrbit)

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Google’s juggernaut sensation as the top Internet search and advertising system has made it the focus of regulators concerned that the company will crush free market competition.”As Google has grown, the company has naturally faced more scrutiny,” said Google senior manager of global communications and public affairs Adam Kovacevich on Friday.

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Google makes mistake, internet goes crazy (ZDNet)

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

It must be tough being Google — everything they do is under 24×7 scrutiny, and any mistake made is jumped on by anyone looking for a story. For example, for twenty minutes yesterday morning, every Google search result said “This site may harm your computer”. It…

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Google, Yahoo may walk away from ad deal: WSJ (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Google and Yahoo may pull out next week from their proposed advertising partnership, which has been drawing close scrutiny from anti-trust regulators, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Continues To Stir Antitrust Fears (NewsFactor via Yahoo! News)

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The proposed massive advertising deal between Google and Yahoo, first announced by the companies on June 12, continues to spark antitrust fears that may bring close scrutiny from U.S. and European regulators.

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Yahoo-Google ad partnership faces EU review (Los Angeles Times)

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Growing scrutiny and opposition could cause problems for both Internet companies. Roadblocks are mounting on a vital route for Yahoo Inc.’s revival: the company’s advertising partnership with once-rival Google Inc.

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Google to Start Yahoo Deal by October, Schmidt Says (Update3) (

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. , facing U.S. Justice Department scrutiny of its advertising partnership with Yahoo! Inc., will proceed with the agreement by early October, Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt said.

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Yahoo to let visitors decline more targeted ads (The Pantagraph)

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

NEW YORK — Yahoo Inc. will let its Web visitors decline ads targeted to their browsing habits, becoming the latest Internet company to break from a common industry practice as Congress steps up scrutiny of customized advertising and consumer privacy.

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