Antitrust probeFTC could take final decision on Google this week

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Antitrust probeFTC could take final decision on Google this week

  • 2013-01-05 13:07:57
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News / Internet Antitrust probeFTC could take final decision on Google this week
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) could make a final decision this week on whether to settle with Google in an anti-trust investigation, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Google had been accused of putting its own products high up in search results and giving competitors a lower ranking making it harder for customers to find them. Google has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

The WSJ said the FTC was close to completing its investigation into Google’s search practices when Google offered to make voluntary changes similar to the settlement it reached on patents after it acquired Motorola Mobility, a handset maker. Reuters had reported on December 18, 2012 that FTC would delay its decision on the more than two-year investigation to consider Google’s offer.
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