Google acknowledges the FTC is asking about antitrust implications of the ties between the boards of Google and Apple. Though they share two directors and compete on cell-phone operating systems, browser software, and online video distribution, Google says there’s no antitrust there. School of Management Professor Michael Salinger, a former FTC official, and Law Professor Keith Hylton, an antitrust expert, can offer some perspective on the tricky situation.
Says Salinger: “I think it is unlikely that such an inquiry would have been made by a Republican chairman.”
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