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Federal Trade Commission Investigates Google-Apple ties

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
11 years ago1,831 views

nytimes.com/2009/05/05/technol ...

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<<The Federal Trade Commission has begun an inquiry into whether the close ties between the boards of two of technology’s most prominent companies, Apple and Google, amount to a violation of antitrust laws, according to several people briefed on the inquiry.

Apple and Google share two directors, Eric E. Schmidt, chief executive of Google, and Arthur Levinson, former chief executive of Genentech. The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 prohibits a person’s presence on the board of two rival companies when it would reduce competition between them. The two companies increasingly compete in the cellphone and operating systems markets.>>

What do you think?

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<< The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 prohibits a person’s presence on the board of two rival companies when it would reduce competition between them. The two companies increasingly compete in the cellphone and operating systems markets. >>

Yes, but I thought Eric Schmidt sat out of all iPhone discussions...

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