homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.163.72.86
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: goodroi

Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues Forum

    
F.T.C. Is Said to Have Looked Into Amazon-Google Ties
Brett_Tabke




msg:4108702
 2:48 am on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

Blogs New York Times: [izurl.com...]

Last month, John Doerr, one of America’s most celebrated venture capitalists, announced that he would step down later this year from the board of Amazon.com, a company that he helped to finance and build. At the time, Amazon said Mr. Doerr “has decided not to stand for re-election and will focus more of his time on new ventures.”

John Doerr’s recent departure from the board of Amazon.com was prompted by a federal inquiry into the close ties between Amazon and Google, said people with direct knowledge of the matter.

But people with direct knowledge of the matter now say Mr. Doerr’s decision was prompted by a Federal Trade Commission inquiry into the close ties between Amazon and Google, where Mr. Doerr is also a director. It was not clear whether the commission had begun a preliminary inquiry or a formal investigation, or whether it was still looking into the matter.

 

JS_Harris




msg:4108726
 4:10 am on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

It's just business. A very similar preliminary inquiry between Apple and Google was conducted last year with execs stepping down voluntarily to close the case. Execs sometimes do step down from one company when they are involved with two successful companies. Rules weren't broken.

I can think of worse positions to be in :-)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved