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US eyes Google antitrust settlement: reports
France 24 ^ | 17 December 2012 - 21H50 | (AFP)

Posted on 12/18/2012 2:27:42 AM PST by Olog-hai

US regulators are likely to conclude a lengthy antitrust probe of Google’s dominance of Internet searches with a voluntary settlement, news reports said Monday.

The Wall Street Journal said Google was likely to agree to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that calls for unspecified changes in how it handles search queries, but would stop short of signing a consent decree that could be enforced by a court.

The Washington Post also reported that a settlement was likely this week, saying it would fall well short of what Google’s rivals had sought. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antitrust; ftc; google

1 posted on 12/18/2012 2:27:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why, whenever a company becomes successful through customer choice, does the government want to tear it down?

If people want to use other search engines, they are available. It’s not like it’s possible for Google to have a monopoly.

2 posted on 12/18/2012 3:24:12 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

Fed shakedown. “I’d be a shame if your little store cought fire”.

3 posted on 12/18/2012 5:17:30 AM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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