Marketplace Tech Report for Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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It's likely that Google will go into the holidays with what some see as a nice bouquet of holiday flowers courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC could wrap up its antitrust investigation without forcing Google to make big changes to the way it displays search results. At the heart of the case were complaints about the way Google sometimes puts its own products at the head of the pack when listing results.

Predicting a Google antitrust settlement, and creating a Twitter truth-o-meter

A settlement between Google and the FTC may be in the tech company's favor, and a project by IT academics aims to separate the truth from rumors on social media during catastrophic events.
Posted In: antitrust, Google, Twitter, Newtown