Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Business & Technology | Sources: Google, others now under antitrust review | Seattle Times Newspaper

Interesting times…

The Justice Department has launched an investigation into whether some of the nation's largest technology companies violated antitrust laws by negotiating the recruiting and hiring of one another's employees, according to two sources with knowledge of the review.

The review, which is said to be in its preliminary stages, is focused on the search-engine giant Google; its competitor Yahoo; Apple, maker of the popular iPhone; and the biotech firm Genentech, among others, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

(Where Genentech fits into the picture: former Genentech CEO Arthur D. Levinson is a board member at both Apple and Google)

Business & Technology | Sources: Google, others now under antitrust review | Seattle Times Newspaper

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