EU Launches Search and Advertising Antitrust Investigation Against Google

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News is out this morning that Google is being investigated by European Union antitrust regulators. They are looking into the possibility that Google is discriminating against competitors in it search results and ads.  Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports: "The European Commission will check whether Google ‘imposes exclusivity obligations on advertising partners, preventing them from placing certain types of competing ads on their …

Google Gets Sued by Photographers Over Google Books

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Google Books, although an admittedly noble project as Google has framed it, is also a beleaguered one. Attacked first by writers and publishers, the immense online library is now the subject of a lawsuit brought by several professional photographers’ organizations. The American Society of Media Photographers, one of these groups, issued a statement today saying, “The suit[…] relates to Google’s …