Senate Panel Sets Date For Google Antitrust Hearing

Law360, San Diego (July 28, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A Senate antitrust subcommittee said Thursday that it plans to hold a September hearing to examine Google Inc.’s market power in the Internet search area as federal regulators investigate the Mountain View, Calif.-based company’s business activities.

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights subcommittee scheduled a Sept. 21 meeting called “The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?”

A representative for Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., who chairs the subcommittee, said the only known witness at this time was Google Chairman Eric Schmidt....
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