DOJ Probes Recruiting Practices At Google, Yahoo

Law360, New York (June 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly begun to probe whether the recruiting and hiring practices of some U.S. technology giants, including Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., violate antitrust laws.

Search engine giants Google and Yahoo, as well as computer maker Apple Inc. and other technology firms, are the subject of the DOJ's investigation, which examines whether the companies unfairly stifled competition by agreeing not to poach each other's top talent, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

Yahoo declined to comment Wednesday. Google and...
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