engine - 5:47 pm on Jun 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
F.T.C. To Serve Google Inc. With Civil Subpoenas [online.wsj.com]
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is poised to serve Google Inc. with civil subpoenas, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling the start of a wide-ranging, formal antitrust investigation into whether the search giant has abused its dominance on the Web.
The five-member panel is preparing within days to send Google the formal demands for information, the people said. Other companies also are likely receive official requests for information about their dealings with Google at a later stage, the people said.
Representatives for both Google and the FTC declined to comment.