xcoder - 1:25 am on Nov 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials are reportedly thinking of dropping their antitrust case against Google, Bloomberg reports.
The FTC reportedly plans to drop the case because it doesn't have the evidence needed to prove that the way Google ranks its search results is hurting consumers.
News of the FTC's possible decision comes following recent reports saying that the FTC was pleading with Google to arrive at a settlement.
According to Bloomberg, the FTC has enough evidence to prove that Google ranks its services higher than those of its competitors. However, the FTC is reportedly unable to prove that Google's "vertical searches" actually hurt consumers.
Sounds like the FTC is going to let Google get away with murder. All they had to do is survey a good chunk of web publishers and see the "light"...they'll (the FTC) would have had tons of evidence clearly pointing to criminal manipulations in no time.
Crap, this game was sold before it even started.