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Feb 20, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #101

This week, in the REWIND of international business news, we discuss Google possibly violating antitrust laws and more trouble for Airbnb.

Yet another regulatory body may question whether Google violated antitrust laws.

European authorities began an inquiry into Google’s practice of bundling apps with its Android operating system last year.  It seems that the inquiry has given some ammunition to at least one of Google’s rivals to seek a similar inquiry from another regulator. » Read More

Dec 11, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #97

This week, in the REWIND of international business news, we discuss Sweden raiding a popular file sharing site, Spain introducing a ‘Google Tax’, and Uber’s growth challenges.

Sweden captures pirates, but fails to sink their ship.

Authorities in Stockholm raided the servers of Pirate Bay, one of the world’s most popular file sharing sites, and successfully took the service offline this week. » Read More

Aug 29, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #96

Are there any bounds to EU privacy protection?  Google is fighting to find out.  An EU court ruling earlier this year requires that Google remove personal information from its search results upon request.  According to Google’s top lawyer, this “right to be forgotten” appears to have been created without providing for clear objective tests on what information is in the public interest and need not be removed. » Read More

Jun 13, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #94

This week in international business news, it is patent, trademark, and more patent. Could one small step for FindtheBest be a giant leap for patent law? Is Google making an extra effort to steer clear of lawsuit by FIFA over World Cup? EU investigates “patent box” tax breaks; could that spell trouble for Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat?

Intellectual Property» Read More

Apr 04, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #91

This week in international business,  we have a case going to the Supreme Court, which may determine whether a tougher standard for patentability may be enforced; Canada’s “trade-mark” law reform; millions of new Google shares on the market; and Mississippi extends trade-secret protections to universities and colleges.» Read More

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