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News Release
9/27/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA  – Consumer Watchdog has called on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to reject applications from Google and Amazon to buy control of huge swaths of the Internet by purchasing new generic Top Level Domains. In an open letter to the ICANN Board and CEO, GAC Members, Evaluators, the...
News Release
9/20/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog today urged Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D –W.VA) to block attempts by Google and Amazon to buy control of huge swaths of the Internet by purchasing new generic Top Level Domains through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). In a letter to Sen. Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate...
News Story
9/20/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The large number of applications from the two companies would make the Internet 'privatized,' Consumer Watchdog says A consumer group, citing concerns about the creation of a new, private Internet, has asked a senior U.S. senator to help block Google and Amazon.com from buying dozens of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) from the Internet...
News Story
12/10/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Stores say it unfairly encourages shoppers to look at goods in person but buy online. Amazon.com Inc. and the nation's bricks-and-mortar retailers are in combat again, this time over the online giant's price-comparison tool that enables shoppers to quickly check out prices at rival merchants. An uproar over the Price Check shopping app...
News Story
9/28/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Amazon, the ubiquitous Web retailer, took aim Wednesday at Apple's white-hot successby offering a tablet computer at less than half the price of the iPad. Armed with a massive retailing operation and a vast catalogue of movies, books and music, Amazon, with its $199 Kindle Fire, may pose the most significant challenge to one of Apple's...