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Google’s Android Facing US Antitrust Probe

Technology conglomerate Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is under investigation regarding blocking of competitors’ access to its Android mobile-operating system, according to knowledgeable sources who spoke to Bloomberg this week.

The sources note that the Federal Trade Commission coordinated with the Justice Department to head up a probe into Google’s Android operations. They also pointed out that FTC officials have met with a number of representatives from other tech firms who claim Google unfairly gives priority to its own services on the Android platform.

It should be noted that the inquiry has just begun, and the FTC may eventually decide to not move forward with a case against the firm. That said, news of the new investigation makes it clear the FTC is looking closely at Google again...