/// Behind Google’s Antitrust Escape

January 5, 2013  |  All Things Digital

After early hopes for a sweeping antitrust case against Google Inc., it became clear to the Federal Trade Commission last fall that no such lawsuit was in the offing. A clinching moment came in November when FTC staff, who had exhaustively investigated the Internet search giant for 18 months, told the five FTC commissioners that they shouldn’t bring a broad antitrust case, rebutting the theory that Google abused its dominant market position in Internet search to favor its own products and services at rivals’ expense. Instead, in a series of packed meetings at room 432 of FTC headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., they recommended pursuing a series of smaller issues. That culminated Thursday in an announcement by the FTC that it wouldn’t bring sweeping charges against Google. Read the rest of this post on the original site

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