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The FTC continues to have an axe to grind with Google (GOOG): four sources tell Bloomberg the...

The FTC continues to have an axe to grind with Google (GOOG): four sources tell Bloomberg the agency's staff has recommended a suit be filed against Google for its misuse of standards-essential mobile patents, and that a majority of the FTC's commissioners are "inclined to sue." The story comes after October reports claiming Google is thinking of settling with the FTC over the matter, and that 4 of 5 commissioners are support an antitrust suit related to Google's misuse of its search position.
Comments (6)
  • Of course, that's what Government agencies are in business for, suing, fining, penalizing, taxing, threatening or otherwise extorting money from private enterprise under any pretext. Just another day at the office.
    1 Nov 2012, 06:01 PM Reply Like
  • tack


    (I have no credibility) but maybe you should wait to hear the facts before you make those gratuitous conclusions.
    1 Nov 2012, 07:21 PM Reply Like
  • Tack, if it helps keep corporate America from mistreating employees, polluting the land , air, and waterways, and playing fairly with their immense powers(such as avoiding monopolies) then suing them for a token amount seems affable.
    1 Nov 2012, 11:49 PM Reply Like
  • why do you think competition is there for? The main responsibility of regulators is to punish anti-competitive behavior in markets
    5 Nov 2012, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • The best part is that Google and its owners gave heavily to the Democrats and Obama. Isn't irony hilarious....
    1 Nov 2012, 09:00 PM Reply Like
  • the "you know who." no surprise their. good luck getting a job with Bloomberg News because of it....oh, wait! you already work for them!
    2 Nov 2012, 05:26 AM Reply Like
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