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DOJ and FTC conduct simultaneous antitrust investigations at Google

Federal agencies determining whether Google deals hurt competition

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will review Google’s $400 million purchase of Admeld Inc., an Internet advertising company, to investigate whether the deal had an adverse effect on competition.

The DOJ’s investigation coincides with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) antitrust investigation of Google’s dominance in the search-engine industry.

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