US competition probe clears Google's search practices
Google is free to extend its dominance of the $50bn Internet-search market after US regulators ended a probe into whether the company unfairly skewed search results to disadvantage competitors.
Google is free to extend its dominance of the $50 billion Internet-search market after US regulators ended an investigation into whether the company unfairly skewed search results to disadvantage competitors.
The Federal Trade Commission, after a 20-month antitrust probe, concluded Google was motivated more by wanting to improve its search results and user experience than by a desire to stifle competition, said Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who drew a distinction between dominating a market and doing so...
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