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Feds likely to let Google buy Motorola Mobility

(AP) -- Federal regulators are unlikely to block Google Inc. from buying cellphone maker Motorola Mobility since the acquisition could help drive competition in the fast growing mobile device market.

Aug 16, 2011
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Google's lobbying bill tops $2M for 1st time in 2Q

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s quarterly lobbying expenses surpassed $2 million for the first time during the spring and early summer amid U.S. government scrutiny that hatched a wide-ranging investigation into the Internet search ...

Jul 21, 2011
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Reports say FTC investigating Twitter

(AP) -- Federal regulators are looking into the interactions between Twitter and a company called Ubermedia, which develops applications that help users follow and communicate with each other on Twitter's popular online ...

Jul 01, 2011
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FCC, FTC seek explanations on phone location data

(AP) -- Federal regulators are joining the growing list of public officials demanding answers from Apple Inc. and Google Inc. about the extent to which mobile devices track the location of their users and store detailed ...

May 17, 2011
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Google reaches privacy settlement with FTC

(AP) -- Google has agreed to adopt a comprehensive privacy program to settle federal charges that it deceived users and violated its own privacy policy when it launched a social networking service called Buzz last year. ...

Mar 31, 2011
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US regulators asked to probe game bills

Two members of Congress asked US regulators on Tuesday to look into a newspaper report that children had rung up huge bills buying virtual products in games on mobile devices.

Feb 09, 2011
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Intel says FTC approves McAfee acquisition

Intel said Tuesday that US anti-trust regulators have cleared its 7.68-billion-dollar acquisition of computer security firm McAfee but the deal is still being examined in Europe.

Dec 21, 2010
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