Antitrust Investigations: Is Facebook Next?

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT) -- In the almost hyper-dynamic world of software, competitive positions can and do change within a matter of months. Just as the U.S. antitrust agencies’ investigation of Google’s search algorithm and practices is getting started, the Facebook platform reaches half a billion users worldwide. And now Facebook has been accused of anti-competitive conduct in a complaint filed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission by the nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog.

Consumer Watchdog’s complaint involves the market for social games, like Zynga’s hugely popular Farmville, and the purchase of...
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