Signs point to broader probe of Google - Mike Zapler - POLITICO.com
While the company faces scrutiny from the European Commission and the state of Texas, signs increasingly point to a far-reaching probe by the U.S. government of Google’s search business. Google is also awaiting the Justice Department’s verdict on its proposed $700 million purchase of travel software firm ITA.
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by Bloomberg News late Monday said that the FTC is now considering a broad investigation of possible anti-competitive conduct by Google. However, this is just the latest tea leaf to suggest mounting government concern.
Among the other signs:
-FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch told POLITICO last week that he’s concerned that four top Internet companies are using their dominance to shut out competitors. Google was the first that he named.
The Google motto is hilarious, because you just see website brands on the top of their pages all over the search engine: “We built Google for users, not websites, and serving our users is our number one goal."
My question is: Do you believe Google Motto or do you think Google is practicing anti-competitive conduct?