Jun 252013

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is repeating its warning from 2002 that it’s not easy to distinguish paid search results from other results. June 25, 2013 1:04 PM PDT The FTC has warned that it could be hard to tell what search results are actually ads. (Credit: Screenshot by Shara Tibken/CNET) Search engines need to […]

Nov 092011

New research involving popular search engines Google and Bing reveal that Google is not as “biased” in favor of its own sites as Bing. According to Search Engine Land, Bing serves Microsoft-related results “Far more” often than Google provides links to its own services in search results. The research was done by […]

Jun 252011

New York and California are in the early stages of an antitrust investigation of Google Inc., along with Texas and Ohio, said a person with knowledge of the matter who didn’t want to be identified because the probe isn’t public. Photographer Martin Oeser/AFP/Getty Images June 24 (Bloomberg) — Matt Cutts, lead software engineer and head […]

Jun 252011

Google, owner of the world’s most popular search engine, said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has begun a review of its business practices. “We respect the FTC’s process and will be working with them (as we have with other agencies) over the coming months to answer questions about Google and our services,” Amit Singhal, […]

Jun 192011

The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing Google’s bid for display ad provider Admeld, sources familiar with the DOJ’s plans told Bloomberg and others. Google June 13 agreed to buy Admeld, which helps large publishers select and support ads from myriad ad networks, including Advertising.com, Google’s own DoubleClick Ad Exchange and Yahoo’s Right Media. […]