Tagged: Google

Microsoft to unveil new search engine

Word’s out that Microsoft plans to unveil next week a new version of its Internet search engine.  Meantime, Yahoo says it plans to improve the way it’s engine performs searches.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, who heads the Information Systems Department, can offer perspective on how the moves will affect the battle to […]

Silicon Valley braces for antitrust shift

Silicon Valley companies, particularly Google, are bracing for an expected new phase of tough new antitrust scrutiny under the Obama administration.  School of Law Professor Keith Hylton, an antitrust law expert, says the Justice Department is shifting from cartel enforcement back toward prosecuting big firms for monopolization. “The key obstacle for the Obama administration will […]

FTC eyes Google-Apple board ties

Google acknowledges the FTC is asking about antitrust implications of the ties between the boards of Google and Apple.  Though they share two directors and compete on cell-phone operating systems, browser software, and online video distribution, Google says there’s no antitrust there.  School of Management Professor Michael Salinger, a former FTC official, and Law Professor Keith […]

Google “stealing” from papers is misguided notion

College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitizer winner and former executive editor of the Miami Herald, says the threat by the Associated Press to take on Web aggregators who distribute news stories without paying for them is misguided. “I think the AP and its newspaper members have more to lose than to gain from […]

AP take on Web aggregators

Journalism Department Chairman Lou Ureneck, a former deputy editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, says it’s about time the Associated Press and its member papers took on the Web aggregators that use articles without legal permission. “This is long overdue.  The newspapers seem to be taking their cue from book publishers, who recently settled with Google.” […]