Senate Antitrust Panel Puts Google On Priority List

Law360, New York (March 11, 2011, 5:09 PM EST) -- Google Inc. has drawn the attention of the U.S. Senate's antitrust subcommittee, its chairman said Thursday, due to the company's "dominance over Internet search" and recent hunger for acquisitions.

Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., said his subcommittee will "continue to closely examine the impact of further acquisitions in this sector" during the 112th Congress.

According to Kohl, the Mountain View, Calif.-based Google, which already faces antitrust litigation in Europe, has increasingly sought to acquire e-commerce sites in myriad businesses.

"We will closely examine allegations raised by e-commerce...
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