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FTC Subpoenas Apple in Google Antitrust Probe

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has subpoenaed Apple as part of its antitrust inquiry into Google’s business practices, according to Bloomberg News. Sources close to the investigation tell the publication that the agency is particularly curious about the agreement that made Google the preferred search engine on the iPhone.

People familiar with the FTC’s antitrust probe of Google independently confirmed the agency’s subpoena of Apple to AllThingsD, adding that it has sent subpoenas to other device manufacturers, as well.

News that the FTC has subpoenaed Apple for the details of its mobile-search deal with Google isn’t at all surprising. But it does indicate the breadth of the agency’s probe, and perhaps its quickening as well.

Apple declined comment on the matter.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus