Justice Dept. Prepared to Approve Google's Moto Acquisition
The Justice Department is set to approve Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola as early as next week, reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing people familiar with the Justice Department's plans, the Journal reports that the government greenlight the deal, but will keep close watch on how Google uses the 17,000 patents it wins with the acquisition of the U.S. smartphone maker. The European Commission has already cleared the deal, as have the shareholders of Motorola and Google. Google announced plans to purchase Motorola for $12.5 billion in August 2011. Separately, the Justice Department is also prepared to approve Nortel's sale of patents to a collection of companies, including Apple, Microsoft, and Research In Motion. The Justice Department originally feared the consortium of Nortel patent winners would use their power to strangle Google's Android platform.
Justice Dept. Gives AT&T-Time Warner Judge a Way Out
The Justice Department, during closing arguments of its case against the AT&T-Time Warner merger, suddenly suggested the judge weigh "alternative" remedies should he choose not to block the deal. The Justice Department has fought against the merger from the start, saying AT&T would use Time Warner's content as a weapon against consumers, raising prices and limiting competition.
Justice Dept. Receives Offer to Help Unlock iPhone
The U.S. Department of Justice may have found a way to unlock the San Bernadino shooter's iPhone without Apple.
FTC Pondering Antitrust Query Into Google's Android
Google may be facing an investigation into its business practices concerning the Android operating system, reports Bloomberg. The U.S.
Justice Dept. Wants Senior Judge to Weigh iPhone Case
The U.S. Department of Justice resubmitted a case against Apple today after a magistrate judge recently sided with Apple.
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