Perhaps Google Inc. should be on watch. The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that it hired Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Partner Beth Wilkinson to lead its antitrust investigation into whether Google has taken advantage of its prominence in web search advertising.
Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confidently debated with U.S. senators yesterday over the claim that his company is unfairly dominating web search engines by suppressing information from competing companies in favor of its own.
The battle for internet dominance reaches Capitol Hill, as Nextag Inc., Yelp Inc. and Expedia Inc. attempt to level the playing field with Google Inc. The companies will face the Internet giant in a Senate antitrust hearing Wednesday over whether or not Google unfairly directs users to Google-owned sites, attracting...