Google Probe by FTC Ends in Voluntary Changes, Patent Settlement


Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission , right,... ニュース写真アメリカ合州国,インターネット,テクノロジー,ワシントンDC,会長,北アメリカ,南北アメリカ,政府,政治,横位置,独占禁止法,競争,経済,記者会見,話すPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergJon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), right, speaks during a news conference with Richard 'Rich' Feinstein, director of competition with the FTC, left to right, Howard Shelanski, director of the bureau of economics with the FTC, Peter 'Pete' Levitas deputy director of the FTC, and Charles Harwood, deputy director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Google Inc. avoiding a potentially costly legal battle with U.S. regulators, ended a 20-month antitrust probe by pledging to change some business practices and settling allegations it misused patents to thwart competitors in smartphone technology. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images