Google Probe by FTC Ends in Voluntary Changes, Patent Settlement : News Photo

Google Probe by FTC Ends in Voluntary Changes, Patent Settlement

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Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), listens to a question during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Google Inc. avoiding a potentially costly legal battle with U.S. regulators, ended a 20-month antitrust probe by pledging to change some business practices and settling allegations it misused patents to thwart competitors in smartphone technology. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), listens to a question during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Google Inc. avoiding a potentially costly legal battle with U.S. regulators, ended a 20-month antitrust probe by pledging to change some business practices and settling allegations it misused patents to thwart competitors in smartphone technology. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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