Facebook Inc. unveiled a tool for searching information posted to its social network of more than 1 billion users, creating an alternative to services now available on Google Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and Yelp Inc.
Google Inc. is free to extend its dominance of the $50 billion Internet-search market after U.S. regulators ended an investigation into whether the company unfairly disadvantaged competing websites by favoring its own services in search results.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is expanding its antitrust probe of Google Inc., the world’s most popular search engine, to include scrutiny of its new Google+ social networking service, according to two people familiar with the situation.
U.S. states probing foreclosure practices revised a nationwide settlement proposal after banks and eight Republican attorneys general objected to mortgage loan principal cuts, two people familiar with the talks said.
Microsoft Corp . is rolling out an expansion to features on its Bing search engine that display data from Facebook Inc., such as restaurants, brands and links friends have recommended, aiming to make results more social.
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz took time away from a Southern California technology conference to dine with a senior executive at Google Inc., the subject of an intensifying government antitrust probe.