DOJ Suit Ignores Competitive Ratings Market, Bazaarvoice Says

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 2:09 PM EST) -- Bazaarvoice Inc. on Friday continued to push back against the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust suit over its $168.2 million purchase of rival online ratings platform company PowerReviews Inc., saying there is intense competition in the market on price and innovation.

The Internet marketing company, which specializes in user-generated customer reviews, argues that the government is ignoring the substantial repositioning and entry by competitors since its July acquisition of PowerReviews, and instead is relies on “gerrymandered product and geographic markets,” refuses to acknowledge other major competitors...
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