Antitrust watchdog probes Google Italy (AP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Italy’s antitrust watchdog is investigating allegations by Italian newspapers that Google Italy is discriminating against newspapers that don’t want their content linked on Google’s news site by dropping them from its search engine.

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Italy antitrust probes Google on coercion claim (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Italy’s anti-trust watchdog said on Thursday it was opening an investigation into Google’s Italian news website after local papers complained that they were forced to appear on the site (http://news.google.it).

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Yahoo Tries To Cheer Up Advertisers (WebProNews)

Friday, February 6th, 2009

The jobless rate is up again, Toyota’s issued a warning about a $5 billion operating loss, and a watchdog panel believes at least $78 billion in bailout money was wasted.  But Yahoo wants advertisers to know the situation isn’t all bad. read more

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Russian watchdog rejects Google bid for ad firm (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Russia’s anti-trust watchdog rejected on Thursday a $140 million bid by Google Inc. to buy the Begun advertising agency, claiming the deal would reduce competition in the online advertising market.

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