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Did Google get away with corporate crime? The evidence is intriguing, but lacks any sort of smoking gun A report in the Wall Street Journal last week cited internal U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) documents which reveal that investigators with the FTC felt that there was a clear cut case that Google Inc. (GOOG) violated federal antitrust laws. But in the end the probe was abruptly tossed aside and Google was allowed to "voluntarily" modify its business practices.
Google employees average one White House meeting per week under Obama
WASHINGTON – As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google, company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe.
Google co-founder Larry Page met with FTC officials to discuss settlement talks, according to visitor logs and emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt met with Pete Rouse, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, in the White House.
originally posted by: machineintelligence
a reply to: Mandroid7
I am always reminding folks that if a useful service, or software is free then you; the user are what is being sold. Information about what you do with the service, or software is what is being marketed. Enjoy.