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Eyes on Google

Google, of course, is the elephant in the antitrust anteroom. The company is spending a lot of time and money on Capitol Hill in an effort to avoid becoming the next Microsoft—a tech company for whom the onset of antitrust troubles marked the high point in market dominance. Google, which has hired more than a dozen lobbying firms in the past year, has clearly taken the lesson to heart and is trying hard to avoid a similar fate.

Craig Wildfang, who served in the DOJ antitrust division in the mid-1990s, says there’s merit to the analogy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Google will ultimately face antitrust action.

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