Google has submitted a proposal aimed at avoiding a showdown with European regulators threatening to crack down on the some of the Internet search leader’s business practices.
The California Supreme Court said regulators may require pollution controls on future technologies that don’t exist.
Apple’s clout is coming under scrutiny as the U.S. Justice Department considers filing a lawsuit against the company and five U.S. publishers for an alleged scheme that has driven up the prices of electronic books since the 2010 release of the iPad.
U.S. regulators have approved Google’s $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility. The announcement comes just hours after Google won clearance in Europe.
Just weeks after cracking down on the alcohol and caffeine-fueled party drink Four Loko, federal regulators and public health officials are now eye-balling a new potential problematic product.