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Consumer Watchdog Calls on Justice Department to Launch Antitrust Action Against Google, Including Possible Breakup

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Watchdog today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a broad antitrust action against Google seeking remedial action that could include breaking the Internet giant into separate companies.

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Google’s Lobbying Spending Soars 57 Percent

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Google’s Lobbying Spending Soars 57 Percent

Google increased its lobbying spending in the first quarter by a whopping 57 percent over the previous year as it paid $1.3 million to influence lawmakers and regulators, according to public records filed today. “Google is relatively new to the influence-peddling game, but they’re now one of the highest rollers in Washington,” said John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with Consumer Watchdog.

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Sometimes Google listens

Friday, December 5, 2008

Don’t be shy about telling Google what you think of the company’s activities.  Sometimes the internet giant listens to what its users say.



A case in point:…

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