Antitrust officials close six-month investigation, finding no competitive harm coming from a merger of the two online travel-booking companies.
Serious claims, made by FTC investigators, came just months before the commissioners decided against launching an antitrust suit against Google in 2013, according to documents obtained by the WSJ.
An ongoing investigation into Google's search practices could lead to the company getting nailed with billions of dollars in fines.
A Google exec says the realignment will help Google respond more quickly to what's happening in individual countries.
The two online travel companies will come together in hopes of fighting Priceline, Expedia's much larger competitor.
A resolution calls on Europe's competition regulators to consider "unbundling" Google's other commercial services from its search business. The vote sends a signal -- but it's only symbolic.
"It's officially Christmas," says one teary-eyed Tweeter -- watch the John Lewis ad that has become a British Christmas tradition.
The search giant's latest concessions to settle the dispute are seen as a positive step by the European Commission.
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.