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US eyes Google antitrust settlement

US regulators are likely to conclude a lengthy antitrust probe of Google's dominance of Internet searches with a voluntary settlement, news reports said Monday.

dateDec 17, 2012 in Internet
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IBM offers concession in EU antitrust case

(AP) -- U.S. computer maker IBM Corp. on Tuesday offered to make it easier for competitors to provide maintenance services for its mainframe computers, a concession to get European regulators to close an antitrust probe.

dateSep 20, 2011 in Business
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Google facing wide-ranging US antitrust probe

The US Federal Trade Commission is poised to open a formal antitrust probe into whether Internet search giant Google has abused its dominance on the Web, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

dateJun 23, 2011 in Business
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Report: Google ad inquiry focused on pharmacies

(AP) -- Google Inc. recently set aside $500 million to cover a possible settlement of a U.S. government investigation into the Internet search leader's distribution of online ads from illegal pharmacies, according to a report ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Internet
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Google defends local search results

Google on Monday defended its local search results in the face of a Wall Street Journal report of complaints that the firm favors its online content over that of rivals.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Internet
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Google close to buying Groupon: reports

Internet search giant Google is close to a deal to buy online discount shopping site Groupon for as much as six billion dollars, The New York Times and a leading technology blog reported.

dateNov 30, 2010 in Business
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EU objects to Oracle's takeover of Sun

(AP) -- European antitrust regulators have formally objected to Sun Microsystems Inc.'s planned $7.4 billion sale to Oracle Corp., escalating a battle over a deal that has already been cleared in the U.S.

dateNov 09, 2009 in Business
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EU delays Oracle-Sun deal, probing database market

(AP) -- Oracle Corp. figured its $7.4 billion buyout for Sun Microsystems Inc. could skate through antitrust scrutiny, folding Sun into a technology powerhouse when Sun badly needs the lifeline. Both companies will have ...

dateSep 03, 2009 in Business
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