Friday, April 02, 2010

Inquiry tied to departure at Amazon - The Boston Globe

Sign of the times

But people with direct knowledge of the matter, who would not speak for attribution because they were not authorized to discuss it, now say Doerr’s decision [to step down from Amazon’s board] was prompted by a Federal Trade Commission inquiry into the relationship between Amazon and Google, where Doerr is also a director. It was not clear whether the commission had begun a preliminary inquiry or a formal investigation, or whether it was still looking into it.

Inquiry tied to departure at Amazon - The Boston Globe

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