Another fierce foe for Google in Europe: Meet GRIP

Today sees the launch of - cue the ‘get a grip’ jokes - GRIP, which is short for ‘Google Redress & Integrity Platform’. No, it’s not another Google service or a Google+ replacement, but rather a platform that caters to the American online search and advertising giant’s European adversaries. To wit, the platform aims to […]

European Commission opens formal probe into Amazon’s e-book distribution deals

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into a number of business practices by Amazon in the distribution of e-books, particularly looking into certain clauses included in the American company’s contracts with publishers. In October last year, the Commission also opened an investigation to examine whether the decision by Luxembourg’s tax authorities with […]