We're hiring

We love digital - Call
03332 207 677
and say hello - Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

Call 03332 207 677

Stephen Logan

Google & Apple In Hot Water With The FTC

5th May 2009 News, Industry News Less than a minute to read


Integrating technologies and sharing information for a common purpose is by no means a new thing in the business world. However, Google and Apple appear to have taken things a little too far with both companies now the subject of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation.

The FTC anti-trust suit relates to directors Eric Schmidt and Arthur Levinson sitting on the board of both Google and Apple, contravening the Clayton Anti-Trust Act of 1941. This essentially means that the two are accused of having a common link which may be detrimental to competition, most notably Microsoft. If the two main competitors to Microsoft’s computing dominance are found to be in cahoots, they could very well find themselves in some pretty deep water; but this is certainly one news story that will rumble on for some time to come.

Search specialists Google haven’t been without controversy in recent months, particularly in the UK with their Street View application drawing criticism for invasion of privacy. Whilst this anti-trust case clearly a little more serious (for the company at least), their continued superiority over Internet search engine usage and marketing is unlikely to be greatly affected, whatever the outcome.

Share this post

Stephen Logan
About the author

Stephen Logan

Stephen Logan was a Senior Content Marketer at Koozai. With four years experience writing exclusively for the search engine marketing industry, he has amassed a wealth of industry related knowledge. He will be breaking news stories and contributing compelling SEO related stories.

What do you think?

  • aspect-ratio
    Nicola Churchill

    The Psychology Of Colour In Marketing

    When it comes to building a content marketing campaign, it can be difficult to know where to start. You may have an initial idea but bringing it to life and getting your message seen are always harder than initially thought.
    (more…)

    Nicola Churchill
    @with_nic
    30th Jun 2017
    Content Marketing
  • aspect-ratio
    Cat Birch

    Koozai Launches Free Breakfast & Learn Events

    We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a series of free Breakfast & Learn events for brand-side marketers. Our digital marketing experts will help you to boost your SEO, paid media, paid social and content marketing knowledge over breakfast.
    (more…)

    Cat Birch
    @MissCatBirch
    25th May 2017
    News

Digital Ideas Monthly

Sign up now and get our free monthly email. It’s filled with our favourite pieces of the news from the industry, SEO, PPC, Social Media and more. And, don’t forget - it’s free, so why haven’t you signed up already?