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  • The US Federal Trade Commission is considering launching an antitrust investigation into Google’s dominance of the internet-search industry, Bloomberg reports. Before proceeding with any probe, the FTC would await a decision by the US Justice Department on whether it will challenge Google’s planned acquisition of travel search company ITA Software, Bloomberg adds.

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Tech news from around the web:

  • DirecTV is in advanced talks to be Hollywood’s first partner for early video-on-demand, according to the Los Angeles Times. The satellite TV company would likely be the first distributor to launch so-called premium VOD – where consumers would pay about $30 to rent a movie via the Internet or cable 60 days after it opened in theaters and at least a month before it would become available on DVD.  Film studios including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros and Walt Disney Pictures are said to be in talks to join the initiative.

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