Google Confirms Launch of FTC Antitrust Inquiry

By: AP
By: AP

(AP) - Google is confirming that federal regulators
have begun a formal antitrust review of its business practices.

In a blog post Friday, the Internet search giant said it
received notification from the Federal Trade Commission of the
review on Thursday.

Google said "it's still unclear exactly what the FTC's concerns

But the inquiry is expected to focus in large part on whether
Google abuses its dominance of Internet search to extend its
influence into other lucrative online markets, such as mapping,
comparison shopping and travel. Rivals complain that Google
manipulates its results to steer users to its own sites and
services and bury links to competitors.

Google maintains that most accusations of anticompetitive
behavior come not from users, who like its services, but from
competitors unhappy with their search rankings.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 124504739 -
Gray Television, Inc.