Department of Justice

No great surprise here: Google’s proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility is  going to get a longer look from anti-trust regulators. But it does mean that the chance of the deal closing as quickly as Google originally predicted – perhaps even by the end of this year – now looks extremely slim. Read more

All successful ex-cons know how to sound remorseful and reformed by their experience. So it is with Microsoft, which on Thursday will end a nine-year stint in the regulatory sin-bin when its consent decree with the Department of Justice expires. Read more