Google and Apple faces investigation for Anti-Trust collusion

The FTC has opened an investigation into whether the close ties between Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) constitute a violation of anti-trust laws. The companies share a director, Arthur Levinson, the former CEO of Genentech, but it is likely Eric Schmidt's presence on Apple's board that is raising the FTC's hackles. The NYT: The Clayton […]

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The FTC has opened an investigation into whether the close ties between Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) constitute a violation of anti-trust laws. The companies share a director, Arthur Levinson, the former CEO of Genentech, but it is likely Eric Schmidt's presence on Apple's board that is raising the FTC's hackles. The NYT: 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.

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