Behavioral Economics, Internet Search, and Antitrust

January 2014
I/S: A Journal of Law & Policy for the Information Society;Winter2014, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p407
Academic Journal
The article presents information on investigations conducted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in antitrust suits filed against the Internet company Google Inc. The FTC investigation of Google focused on Google's strategy and market position regarding its 12.5 billion dollar acquisition of cellphone company Motorola Inc. in 2012; advertising campaigns on Google's AdWords platform; and Google's search algorithm that reportedly skewed results towards Google websites and advertisers.


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