Google: Antitrust

  • How the Russian search market looks now

    … As Search Engine Land first reported in October of 2015, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) determined that Google violated Russian competition laws by banning phone manufacturers from preinstalling competitors’ apps, and requiring those same phone manufacturers to preinstall selected Google apps on Android in exchange for access…

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  • Report: Google to appeal $2.7 billion EU fine

    … According to The Telegraph, Google is planning to file an appeal against the roughly $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion) antitrust fine imposed by the European Commission in June for abuse of market position in shopping search. The fine was the largest in EU history; the previous record fine was $1.3 billion against Intel. Last week, Intel won a rare…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • How important is Google Shopping for retailers?

    …, also known as Product Listing Ads (PLAs), unfairly prevents competing comparison shopping options from getting click traffic, and that Google must make the search results fairer for those competitors. In discussing the ruling, much has been made of the potential harm to comparison shopping engines and searchers from Google’s current page layout…

    Andy Taylor/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google How To's- 29 readers -
  • How the EU fine will ruin Google Shopping for the consumer

    … As a paid search and shopping platform, Google is our most important partner. This doesn’t mean that I would refrain from highlighting critical aspects of things Google is doing. I’ve written about their low-price bias numerous times and the advertising digital duopoly created by Google and Facebook that puts retailers in a tough spot…

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