Google has never shied away from antitrust investigations before, seems odd they would now. Personally, I like the conspiracy theory that Twitch was behind the Google rumor to get Amazon to pony up more cash.
Summary: Longtime proponents of Microsoft still want Apple crushed, so the advice for Apple ought to be behavioural reform
A COMMON enemy of Linux and Microsoft would have to be Apple, which is a company whose value climbed a lot as its anti-competitive practices grew.
Who will be Microsoft's (MSFT) next CEO, succeeding Steve Ballmer? The shortlist of candidates likely includes executives from Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), IBM (IBM), Oracle (ORCL) and more. Microsoft's board has formed a CEO search committee, which will work with Heidrick & Struggles (a top executive recruitment firm) to find Ballmer's replacement.
The Department of Justice's antitrust division has cleared Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility along with the acquisition by Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion of a number of Nortel patents, and the acquisition by Apple of certain Novell patents , but has expressed concerns about the "ambiguity" of Google's policies around standard essential patents.
Motorola Mobility had tried to block Apple from using a key GSM mobile standard, but that move apparently violated antitrust rules, the EU said.
Google's Motorola Mobility unit could be facing antitrust charges from the European Union after the agency notified the company that its conduct in seeking a court injunction against Apple last year in Germany "amounts to an abuse of a dominant posit