Google Probe by FTC Ends in Voluntary Changes, Patent Settlement


Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission , speaks... News PhotoAnti-trust,Chairperson,Finance,Government,Horizontal,North America,Politics,Press Conference,Talking,Technology,The Americas,The Internet,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergJon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Google Inc. avoiding a potentially costly legal battle with U.S. regulators, ended a 20-month antitrust probe by pledging to change some business practices and settling allegations it misused patents to thwart competitors in smartphone technology. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images