We applaud Senator Kohl and Senator Lee for standing up for consumers by raising additional concerns about Google’s dominant market power and questionable business practices, particularly given the inconsistencies in the testimony of Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. While Schmidt seemed to agree with the Senators that Google did have dominant market power during sworn […]
According to many news reports, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized its plans to ramp up an ongoing investigation into search engine giant Google. The Commission has some antitrust concerns surrounding Google’s search engine rankings and advertisements. The Wall Street Journal broke the story Thursday morning. According to the report, the FTC investigation will […]
Washington, DC, June 22, 2011 –– In response to news reports that U.S. Senators Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Mike Lee (R-UT), the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee (respectively), requested that Google CEO Larry Page or Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt testify before their committee. Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer […]
Steve Pociask sent the following letter to Members of Congress urging oversight of Google’s proposed acquisition of ITA.
Washington, DC, February 5, 2010 –– We applaud yesterday’s statement by the U.S. Department of Justice expressing its problems with the proposed Google Book Search Settlement, stating that the settlement is “an attempt to use the class action mechanism to implement forward-looking business arrangements that go far beyond the dispute before the court in this […]
The Department of Justice should be congratulated for its filing with the federal court reviewing the Google Books settlement. The Department’s forceful arguments about this settlement underscore the concerns that we, and many others, have raised about this deal. With this deal, Google, which already dominates the online search market, would be given a significant […]