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2013-07-23 16:20:50

WESTLAKE, Texas, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, today announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") is closing an investigation into Solera's May 29, 2012 acquisition of Actual Systems of America, Actual Systems UK Limited and Beech Systems Limited (collectively "Actual Systems"). Pursuant to the termination of the...

2013-02-12 12:26:01

WESTBROOK, Maine, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ, IDXX) announced today that the Commissioners of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") have granted final approval of the consent agreement previously reached between the Company and the staff of the FTC Bureau of Competition. The Commission had preliminarily approved the consent agreement in December 2012 and placed the agreement and a proposed draft complaint on public record for comment....

2012-12-21 16:23:09

WESTBROOK, Maine, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ, IDXX) announced today that the Commissioners of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") have preliminarily approved the consent agreement previously reached between the Company and the staff of the FTC Bureau of Competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/NE13041LOGO ) Pursuant to FTC protocol, a proposed draft complaint and the proposed consent agreement, which includes a draft consent...

2012-12-11 16:24:40

WESTBROOK, Maine, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ, IDXX) and the staff of the Bureau of Competition of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") have signed a Consent Agreement to resolve the FTC's investigation into whether the Company engaged in unfair methods of competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/NE13041LOGO) Under the Consent Agreement, IDEXX cannot have exclusive distribution agreements with all three of MWI...

FTC Pressures Google For Antitrust Settlement
2012-11-13 07:16:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pressuring Google to settle an antitrust probe this week or face a lawsuit, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. The commission has been investigating Google for the past 20 months to determine whether the company abused its dominant market position in Internet search to unjustly compete in separate, but related, businesses. Specifically, the FTC is looking into whether Google rates its own...

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2012-08-11 08:06:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Commissioners with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-1 on Friday to finalize a settlement with Facebook over complaints that the popular social network had revealed users' information without their permission, various media outlets have reported. According to the Associated Press (AP), Facebook agreed that they would allow the government to audit their privacy practices every other year for the next twenty years, but...

2012-08-09 10:25:38

WESTBROOK, Maine, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), announced today it has agreed with MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (MWI) on the terms of a revised distribution relationship under which MWI will continue to sell IDEXX products to veterinary customers in the U.S., and in the future also will be able to sell products that compete with IDEXX's products. Under the new arrangement, which is expected to become effective January 1, 2013, IDEXX will reduce the...

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2012-03-14 15:53:45

According to a published report, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has subpoenaed Apple Inc. in part of its ongoing antitrust investigation of tech-prodigy Google Inc. Inside sources told Bloomberg that federal regulators are looking for details on the deal by which the Silicon Valley giant adapted its search engine services for use on iPhones and iPads. This is comes as the latest development in the federal antitrust probe launched last summer. Insiders say the FTC inquiry is looking to...

Tablet Computers Increasingly Used As Digital Babysitters
2012-02-17 05:25:52

Nearly eight-in-ten parents with tablet computers allow their children to play downloaded games on the devices, according to a Nielsen survey published on Thursday of tablet-owning adults with children under the age of 12. The survey, conducted in the fourth quarter of last year, sheds light on the way in which gadgets such as the iPad are being used as a type of ℠electronic babysitter´ to keep children occupied. Some 77 percent of the parents surveyed said their children...

Privacy Group Seeks FTC Probe Over Google Search Feature
2012-01-12 06:18:10

A major online privacy group says the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should investigate Google's new personalized search feature to see whether there are any antitrust or privacy issues, The Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday. "Google is an entrenched player trying to fight off its challenger Facebook by using its market dominance in a separate sector," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), during an interview with The Times....