Google has decided to clean up how mobile search results present ads for app installs. In particular, it hopes to negate the use of interstitial app install ads that hide content when users try to view search results. "Our analysis shows...Show More Summary
The Director General of the CCI last week filed a report based on concerns by a service that organised arranged marriages, as well as Consumer Unity and Trust Society, which is a local non-profit organisation. According to the Competition Commission of India, Google is rigging both search results and sponsored content in favor of those
There’s nothing wrong with app install ads, but too often now, you click on a mobile search result, and when the site loads, a giant app install interstitial pops up that prompts you to install that site’s app. Those ads typically block all the content on the site until you find that little small ‘x’ to click away the ad (and chances are you will mistakenly click next… Read More
Google is giving itself a makeover today. The company today announced that it’s making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It’s also making changes to the design of its mobile search results pages. The company says it’s making these changes because the way people interact with its products has changed. The idea if for the new logo and identity family… Read More
India's competition watchdog claims the Internet giant may have rigged search results to benefit its own businesses. read more
India's business watchdog has filed a report that calls the legitimacy of Google's search results into question, raising similar complaints to the US' FTC and European Union's EC in years past.
Prominent internet companies in India, such as Flipkart and MakeMyTrip, along with global giants Facebook, Microsoft and HERE have raised concerns over Google's manipulation of search results, alleging that the search engine was ranking its own properties as well as its ad partners above its rivals.
The inquiry revolved around complaints filed by several websites contending that Google has been unfairly highlighting its own services in its influential search results at the expense of its rivals. European regulators are still examining whether Google manipulated other types of search results to keep traffic away from sites that could diminish its advertising sales.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is investigating Google over complaints that the Internet giant abused its dominant market position and rigged search results.
Google is again being accused of favoring its own properties in search results, this time by the Competition Commission of India. According to a report in The Economic Times, the Commission is accusing Google of ranking its own websites...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, European antitrust authorities went after Google (hours after EU officials announced plans to harm American internet companies to "help" local internet companies). Google just last week responded to the initial claims,...Show More Summary
Google has been working for some time to improve how it highlights mobile apps, and the data they contain, in its search results. And now, Android users performing Google searches for apps outside the Play Store will notice a big change...Show More Summary
Less than a week after it responded to anti-competitive claims laid down by the EU, so Google is under-fire again for its business practices. This time in India. Read More
With Google being one of the largest and most popular search engines in the world, it is easy to see how tempting it would be for the company to produce search results that would favor them, like lead them back to the company’s own products or services, and so on. Show More Summary
Less than a year after Amazon took on the likes of Angie’s List, Yelp and other companies that can connect consumers to professional service providers like plumbers, locksmiths, electricians and others, Google announced it would join...Show More Summary
The Indian government has formally accused Google of manipulating its search results to favor its own products. According to a story today in the Economic Times of India, the government took actions after receiving a host of complaints from Google’s competitors, including Facebook, Microsoft, Flipkart, Nokia’s maps division, and MakeMy-Trip.com. The charges made by India’s […]
The British Information Commissioner's office has ordered Google to remove nine stories about a "right to be forgotten" ruling from its search results. The stories describe a previous order to remove stories about a criminal offense committed by an individual.
Google is being investigated by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) after the agency received complaints that the search giant abused its dominant market position and rigged search results, reports The Economic Times. If foundShow More Summary
If you’ve tried searching for apps in Google Search, the results are pretty standard. Granted in the recent years Google has made it easier for users to launch the app store from the search results itself, but with the latest update to its search engine, it seems that Google will sort of be turning search results into a pseudo app store of sorts. Show More Summary