Google dodges FTC's antitrust bullet (week in review)
Web giant agrees to make minor changes to its business practices, while Microsoft rolls out IE security fix. Also: Pink iPhones?
After a lengthy investigation into Google's business practices by the Federal Trade Commission, the Web giant has agreed toby competitors and advertisers. It avoided any fines.
The commission found that Google's search results were not biased in favor of its own results in a way that was anti-competitive. However, the FTC did rule that Google must stop blocking the use of standard essential patents by competitors. The patents, which it acquired when it purchased Motorola, are used to comply with technical standards.
Google also agreed to remove restrictions on the use of AdWords, its search advertising platform, that make it harder for advertisers to coordinate their campaigns across multiple platforms.
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