Federal anti-trust investigators also to probe Google’s Android business


11, 2011

Author Surur // in News

imageIn what is turning out to be a pretty evil company, the increasingly friendless Google is now being accused of stopping their Android OEMs from using competing services in their phones.  This includes services like Bing for search and Skyhook for geo-location.

The Federal Trade Commission is already probing the company for scraping information from other websites such as Yelp reviews for use in its own products (like Google Places) and then demoting those sources to lower positions in its search ranks while promoting its own products.

Unfortunately the probe at present does not include dumping Android on the market using funds garnered from their monopoly search business while completely disregarding the intellectual property of others, but I am sure it will be just a matter of time.

Read more at ZDNet here.

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