FTC staff preparing recommendation that the US sue Google for antitrust violations

The Federal Trade Commission, reports the New York Times, is raising the ante in its antitrust confrontation with Google as the agency’s staff is preparing a recommendation that the government sue the search giant.

The staff’s recommendation is contained in a draft memo that is being shared with the five FTC commissioners, two people familiar with the inquiry told the Times.

The memo is still being edited and changes could be made, but these are mostly fine-tuning and will not alter the conclusions reached after an investigation that began more than a year ago, said these people.

More from the Times here.

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    Interesting timing I think, considering what competition Google is giving Time Warner Cable.
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    Yall ain’t tryna go after Google tho
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    Out of all the monopolies/oligopolies in existence these days this is what they choose to do with their time..
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