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Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Companies |

Google will be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S.

Google will be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S.

The (FTC) and Federal Trade Commission initiate an investigation against by acquiring Waze, the popular app that has been quite good to avoid traffic of big cities and whose technology would eventually maps Google.

The is investigating whether this purchase does not violate any anti-competitive practice in the United States and is, according to that country’s media, Google did not report this acquisition for review and approval by the government. While the process of integrating any technology Google’s products will be paused until the process ends.

The commission could even force Waze Google to resell at auction if it is determined that the purchase violates U.S. law. Among some potential buyers (if it were to be the case) include Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.

Links:
FTC Google Under Investigation Over Acquisition Waze (International Business Times)
Google officially announces the purchase of Waze (SlashGear)
Google could have closed the deal to purchase Waze for USD $ 1,300 million (SlashGear)

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