David Nosal, former regional managing director at Korn/Ferry International, was convicted of trade-secret theft and hacking for gaining access to the job- search firm’s proprietary database of executives.
Google Inc. offered to change the way it operates its search page by “clearly” distinguishing its own search services from those of rivals for five years in a bid to settle an antitrust investigation by the European Union.
Google Inc.’s competitors, clamoring for the European Union to press the search company to make global changes, face disappointment after the bloc’s antitrust chief said any settlement would focus on Europe.
Google Inc.’s offer to settle an antitrust probe with the European Union by labeling its own services more clearly in Web search results is a “non-starter” for a group of competitors such as Microsoft Corp. and Foundem.
A group representing Microsoft Corp., Expedia Inc. and Nokia Oyj filed an antitrust complaint against Google Inc. over its Android operating system as part of a campaign to force the European Union to fine or alter the conduct of the owner of the world’s largest search engine.