Half of a 2012 FTC report on Google’s business practices has been “inadvertently disclosed” in an open records request by the WSJ. Bizarrely, what was leaked was every other page of the report. MarketingLand’s Danny Sullivan has been busy reading the report and tweeting some of the things revealed by it.
The FTC eventually concluded that Google had not violated antitrust laws by favoring its own services over that of rivals, but found it was “a close call.”
FTC staff found it a "close call" if Google violated antitrust laws with vertical search but decided it didn't http://t.co/PHILD4ekDQ—
Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) March 25, 2015
Google did, for example, promote its own services in search results … Read more