Google's Waze Buy Draws Antitrust Scrutiny In UK

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s competition watchdog may investigate Google Inc.'s acquisition of the online mapping application developer Waze Inc. — a deal that has reportedly also piqued the interest of the Federal Trade Commission —  for possibly hampering competition in the market for navigation software, the regulator said Tuesday.

The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading said it was determining whether the merger, announced in June, triggered the 2002 Enterprise Act and warranted further investigation. Under the act, the competition regulator would launch a wider probe of the deal...
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