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UPDATE: Google's Schmidt Defends Himself Boldly Against Senate Hearing
2011-09-22 12:36:14

   Google Inc.'s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt faced off in a U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday and claimed the company had not altered its search results in favor of itself over competition. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel said the company had grown into a dominant and potentially anti-competitive force on the Internet. "Google is in a position to determine who will succeed and who will fail on the Internet," Republican Senator Mike Lee said...

Senate Subcommittee Questioning Google's Dominance Wednesday
2011-09-21 09:24:56

   A Senate Judiciary subcommittee will be examining Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on Wednesday after whether the company abused its Internet search dominance. The former CEO of the Internet powerhouse will answer questions from senators about whether the company used its dominance to help position itself over rival products. Google controls about 60 percent of the search market in the U.S., and some businesses have complained that Google is giving its own products...

2011-08-28 04:58:22

  Google TV service will launch in the UK and throughout Europe early next year, Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of the Menlo Park, California-based company announced Friday. The service, which allows people to view a mix of online and television content on their TV screens through a special browser, originally launched in the United States last October. Google will bring the project to European markets, despite what Reuters reporter Georgina Prodhan calls "teething...

2011-07-21 13:41:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google and Facebook pumped record amounts into their lobbying efforts during the second quarter, according to just filed disclosure reports. Google's spending soared to $2.06 million, a 54 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Facebook spent $320,000 -- nearly as much as its total lobbying expenses for all of last year. In addition to the money spent on formal lobbying disclosed in Google's report, much of...

2011-07-10 08:40:00

"¨Social networks were one of the hot topics discussed by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt at the Allen & Company media conference on Friday--no surprise, considering the recent announcement that the Menlo Park, California company was once again venturing into the realm dominated in recent years by the likes of Facebook and Twitter."¨In comments made at the Sun Valley, Idaho summit, the former Google chief executive said that, in the words of Guardian reporter Charles...

2011-07-08 17:04:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee in September the committee said today. The announcement comes after an intensive campaign by Consumer Watchdog to require Schmidt's sworn testimony before Congress that included two widely viewed satirical videos. Watch the satirical video "Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington," which debuted last January in Washington...

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