Google in the FTC’s Antitrust Hot Seat

smallergoogle1 150x150 Google in the FTCs Antitrust Hot Seat According to PCWorld, the Federal Trade Commission may finally be launching an anti-trust probe against Google which will decide whether the company’s massive search and advertising business is unfairly drowning out competition.

Within the next couple of days, a five-member panel will be sending subpoenas to Google, signaling the start of the investigation. It is reported that the probe is still in its earliest stages, so this is by no means just an assumption of wrongdoing by Google.

This will be the biggest federal inquiry into Google’s business practices to date. Some competitors and consumer groups have already been calling for an investigation last year, and Google is already facing an antitrust probe in Europe.

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