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Microsoft has joined the fray as part of a coalition that's trying to put a stop towards Google's acquisition of travel giant ITA Software.
Federal regulators scrutinizing Google may not have a strong enough case to file a lawsuit targeting the company's search service, Bloomberg reports.
Washington, D.C., lawyer paid by Google's competitors says carving the Mountain View search company into multiple parts isn't "necessarily what's called for here," but might end up happening.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will apparently delay its decision over Google's antitrust probe until 2013, and the search giant could settle with EU authorities as soon as January.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Wilkins clears the acquisition, saying that the deal has safeguards in place to protect third parties.
Despite being met with significant opposition in the travel search industry from companies that claimed buying ITA would give Google unfair power, the $700 million acquisition has cleared.
Google offers to label its own services in search results and give some prominence to rivals. European competitiveness regulators now want feedback, and critics are lodging objections.
Justice Department will require Google to continue to license travel tech to competitors as part of its settlement. What's more, Google must forward rivals' complaints to regulators.
The onetime Supreme Court nominee, who once attacked Microsoft over antitrust, says competitors are "seeking to use antitrust law" to punish Google. Meanwhile, the FTC is beginning to wrap up its probe.