Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Antitrust Noose Is Tightening Around Google's Neck [Business Insider]

Day 2 for CEO Larry Page (2.0)

The only thing the FTC is waiting for is for the DoJ to decide whether to block Google's acquisition of flight software company ITA, which might threaten travel search engines like Kayak. There's an element of jostling between the FTC and DoJ, which oversee antitrust investigations.

There have been noises for a while about a potential antitrust investigation against Google in the US, but this is the first indication that an antitrust authority is seriously planning a deep and broad investigation of Google on antitrust grounds.

The Antitrust Noose Is Tightening Around Google's Neck

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