Google (GOOG) reportedly is the subject of a new antitrust probe by the FTC related to the way...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) reportedly is the subject of a new antitrust probe by the FTC related to the way it uses its dominant position in online display-advertising to beat down competition. At issue is whether Google is illegally pushing companies taking out display ads to use more of its other services. The FTC wrapped a long investigation of Google's search business in January without taking any action. This new probe is in the early stages, say sources, and may not expand beyond that.