It's 5 am as I write this and the news hasn't been released yet but later today you will be hearing about this subject again. Here is what you will hear...
- Google made a deal to avoid an anti-trust lawsuit
- Google will make a commitment to change certain practices
- Google will enter into a consent decree over their use of smartphones
- No fines
- No blame
- End of investigation
My question is, if even I know what is coming down the pipeline before it is announced then how could it possibly have been a fair and just investigation? It started out feeling like one but as I posted above it definitely feels like Google negotiated their way out of it long ago. Later today that will be made official.
source: Sam Gustin, a reporter for Time who has been following the story closely.