U.S. ends long Google probe with only mild reprimand

A neon Google logo is seen as employees work at the new Google office in TorontoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a major victory for Google Inc, U.S. regulators on Thursday ended their investigation into the giant Internet company and concluded that it had not manipulated its Web search results to hurt rivals. The Federal Trade Commission did, however, win promises from Google that it would end the practice of "scraping" reviews and other data from rivals' websites for its own products, and to allow advertisers to export data to independently evaluate advertising campaigns. …

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