Google (GOOG +1.7%) roundup: 1) The FTC is reportedly close to a settlement with Google over its...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG +1.7%) roundup: 1) The FTC is reportedly close to a settlement with Google over its use of standards-essential patents in IP suits, but remains at odds over the bigger issue of whether it's abusing its search dominance to promote other services. 2) Google has begun offering Samsung's $249 Chromebook for $99 to schools, a move that could give Chrome OS a needed market share lift. 3) As part of its efforts to pare back Motorola's international ops, Google is selling Motorola's Chinese and Brazilian plants to Flextronics (FLEX).