US Federal Trade Commission antitrust inquiry will examine heart of Google's search-advertising business.

This article titled “Google to be formally investigated over potential abuse of web dominance” was written by Dominic Rushe in New York, for The Guardian on Thursday 23rd June 2011 20.59 UTC

US regulators are poised to launch a formal investigation into whether Google has abused its dominance on the web, according to reports.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is days away from serving subpoenas on the internet giant in what could be the biggest investigation yet of the search company’s business, according to The Wall Street Journal. Both Google and the FTC declined to comment.

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