Schmidt To Defend Google In Senate Antitrust Hearing

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will go before a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday to defend the company from critics who say it is abusing its dominant position in the Internet search market, as Google faces increased scrutiny from U.S. and European competition regulators.

The hearing, set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, is shaping up to be something of a brawl between Google and its e-commerce critics including Yelp Inc. and Expedia, Inc., who claim that Google improperly favors its own services in search results, pushing them...
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