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2013-01-21 00:20:48

TOKYO, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gurunavi, Inc., the operator of major Japanese restaurant search site GURUNAVI, opened on January 21 an English-version website for the "MICHELIN Guide Tokyo Yokohama Shonan 2013" and "MICHELIN Guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe Nara 2013," both of which are published by Nihon Michelin Tire Co., Ltd. The website (URL: http://gm.gnavi.co.jp/) introduces in English the 712 restaurants, hotels and Japanese inns that are featured in "MICHELIN Guide Tokyo Yokohama Shonan...

FTC Supports POM False Advertising Claims 011713
2013-01-17 13:42:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that POM Wonderful has made some deceptive advertising claims, portraying its products as having unmerited health benefits. The commission upheld a ruling by an internal FTC judge that POM was using deceptive advertising by claiming its products have been clinically proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and other ailments. Both POM and the FTC have been embroiled in a battle for more...

2013-01-08 08:37:36

Says Action Necessary To Restore Faith in Agency As Effective Antitrust Enforcer WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to release the 100-page staff report on the 19-month Google investigation as the only way to "restore a modicum of public trust in the Commission's ability to serve as an effective antitrust enforcer." "I call on you to release the FTC staff report to help make clear what was behind the...

FTC And Google Reach Antitrust Settlement
2013-01-04 04:31:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Thursday that it has concluded its 19-month antitrust investigation of Google, finding that the company did not unfairly use its Internet search business and mobile patents to harm rivals. The Commission said it had reached a settlement with the online search giant that requires it to change its business practices in the areas of online search, smartphones, games and tablets....

2013-01-03 16:24:32

Department of Justice, State Attorneys General Must Press To End Search Bias WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission's settlement with Google fails to end its most anticompetitive practice, Consumer Watchdog said today and the public interest group called on the Department of Justice and state attorneys general to press forward to end the Internet giant's monopolistic behavior in search results. "Google clearly skews search results to favor its...

2013-01-03 12:26:23

Landmark Agreements Will Give Competitors Access to Standard-Essential Patents; Advertisers Will Get More Flexibility to Use Rival Search Engines WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google Inc. has agreed to change some of its business practices to resolve Federal Trade Commission concerns that those practices could stifle competition in the markets for popular devices such as smart phones, tablets and gaming consoles, as well as the market for online search advertising....

2013-01-03 12:23:28

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bates White is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Farrell, Professor of Economics and an Affiliated Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, has joined the firm as a Partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice. Dr. Farrell recently completed a three-year tenure as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, where he led approximately 80 economists in analyzing the Commission's...

FTC Expected To Announce Agreement With Google
2013-01-03 10:34:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The FTC is expected this week to finally bring an end to a long-standing investigation of Google´s business decisions in both their mobile and search engine activities. According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pushing to make this decision before one of the five commissioners assigned to this case leaves office. Insiders have said that Google is expected to sign a voluntary...

2012-12-21 16:23:09

WESTBROOK, Maine, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ, IDXX) announced today that the Commissioners of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") have preliminarily approved the consent agreement previously reached between the Company and the staff of the FTC Bureau of Competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/NE13041LOGO ) Pursuant to FTC protocol, a proposed draft complaint and the proposed consent agreement, which includes a draft consent...

2012-12-18 12:21:22

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced that all-inclusive airfare advertising is now mandated under amendments to the Air Transportation Regulations. This will ensure consumers can clearly see the total price of an airline ticket, with no hidden fees. "We are protecting Canadian air travellers by helping them see, clearly and up front, the full cost of air tickets, so they can make...