As we’ve seen before with Microsoft, Intel, and Apple, the EU is not shy about protecting competition. Now Google has learned this lesson as well.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week refused to hear a challenge to an important Google book scanning lawsuit, leaving an appeals court decision in place. It’s just the latest in a long line of reminders of how hands-off the U.S. is with tech giants compared to the EU.
Like Microsoft before it, Google is discovering that domination has its downsides: The search giant is now under legal fire on multiple fronts, each of which could deal Google major setbacks.
Yahoo, bound by the terms of a multi-year search agreement with Microsoft, would like to run back to Google. This week, it took a big step in that direction.
In its typically unconventional fashion, Google will become a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet, which is an umbrella for other, smaller companies
Regulators from the European Commission are requiring Google to make sweeping changes to its Search service due to ongoing violations of EU antitrust laws.