FTC rejects claims of antitrust violations against Google

Federal Trade CommissionJanuary3rd, 2013 Statement in matter of Google 111-0163 issued by Federal Trade Commission: “In sum, we find that the evidence presented at this time does not support the allegation that Google’s display of its own vertical content at or near the top of its search results page was a product design change undertaken without a legitimate business justification. Rather, we conclude that Google’s display of its own content could plausibly be viewed as an improvement in the overall quality of Google’s search product.

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