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Apple in Antitrust Crosshairs
Posted By Aruna Viswanatha On May 26, 2010 @ 10:14 am In Antitrust | Comments Disabled
Regulators at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are examining Apple for possible antitrust violations, the New York Times reported  late Tuesday.
The DOJ is focusing on Apple’s music platform, iTunes, and exploring whether the company used its dominant position in digital music distribution to keep record labels from offering one-day exclusives to rival retailer Amazon.com, according to the paper.
The FTC, the Times reported, is separately looking at Apple’s rules for developers who create applications for the iPhone operating system. Apple’s recent entry into the advertising market, with its mobile ad platform iAd, helped Google secure antitrust clearance for its own push into mobile advertising in its purchase of AdMob.
The New York Post reported earlier this month that the agencies were in talks to decide which one would take on an investigation into Apple.
Read the full New York Times story here .
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