Antitrust

Competition law is law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.Competition law is known as antitrust law in the United States and anti-monopoly law in China and Russia. In previous years it has been known as trade practices law in the United Kingdom and Australia.The history of competition law reaches back to the Roman Empire. The business practices of market traders, guilds and governments have always been subject to scrutiny, and sometimes severe sanctions. Since the 20th century, competition law has become global.
Posts about Antitrust
  • What the EU’s fine of Google could mean for the US

    … on the internet with their GMail. It has four times as many users as its next closest competitor, Yahoo Mail. While Google has some minor competition to its popular services, for all intents and purposes it is a virtual monopoly. So when the European Union handed down a $2.7 billion fine for violating EU antitrust regulations, you might think it was just…

    Greg's Cornerin Google- 23 readers -
  • Antitrust feds probing Verisign’s .web deal

    …, requesting certain information related to Verisign’s potential operations of the .web TLD. The CID is not directed at Verisign’s existing registry agreements. He did not comment further, beyond describing it as “kind of like a subpoena”. Verisign acquired the rights to run .web at an ICANN last-resort auction last July, agreeing to pay $135 million…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Industry lays into Verisign over .com deal renewal

    … Some of Verisign’s chickens have evidently come home to roost. A number of companies that the registry giant has pissed off over the last couple of years have slammed the proposed renewal of its .com contract with ICANN. Rivals including XYZ.com (sued over its .xyz advertising) and Donuts (out-maneuvered on .web) are among those to have filed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • Five of the most interesting search stories from this week

    … It’s time for our weekly update from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week we have new antitrust measures against Google from Europe, new mobile shopping formats, and Google testing store inventory searches in GMB. New mobile formats from Google Google announced this week that it will soon begin rolling out new mobile features…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 15 readers -
  • New gTLDs not an illegal conspiracy, court rules

    … TLDs. But a court ruled against it in 2013, saying that name.space had failed to make a case for breaches of antitrust law. Last week, an appeals court upheld that ruling, saying that the company had basically failed to cross the legal threshold from simply making wild allegations to showing evidence of an illegal conspiracy. “We cannot… infer…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Google’s Current EU-Antitrust Settlement Appears Dead

    … Without immediate, new concessions from Google it appears that the company will not be able to finalize an antitrust settlement with the European Commission before antitrust chief Joaquin Almunía leaves office in November. It’s almost certain that a stronger Google critic will succeed him making a future settlement even tougher. A few months…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
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