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FTC Closes Google Antitrust Investigation Without Penalties

NPR | Jan. 4, 2013 6:02 a.m.

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Audie Cornish

An anti-trust probe of Google by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ended. Avoiding financial penalties and an extended battle with U.S. regulators, Google has agreed to change some of its business practices. It will remove restrictions on advertisers who use its online ad platform. And in a related deal, Google resolved charges by the FTC on the use of mobile device patents.

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