Google chairman to testify at Senate hearing

WASHINGTON Fri Jul 8, 2011 3:49pm EDT

Google CEO Eric Schmidt speaks during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California November 15, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Google CEO Eric Schmidt speaks during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California November 15, 2010.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc Chairman Eric Schmidt will testify at a September hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust Subcommittee, Senator Mike Lee said on Friday.

"I look forward to discussing a number of important issues relating to Google and Internet search competition," Lee said.

Google is in the midst of an antitrust probe by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over complaints that its search results favor the company's other services, among other issues.

(Reporting by Jasmin Melvin; editing by Carol Bishopric)

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Comments (3)
Eideard wrote:
And the involvement of Congress will result in the discovery of evidence favoring whining competitors, right? Or just another political platform for the whinge?

I can’t imagine anything of use resulting since Congress denied the opportunity for technical staff from Google to testify – limiting this to Schmidt’s attendance.

Jul 09, 2011 6:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
garyphillips wrote:
It’s odd that this witch hunt is happening. There are other search engines to use, the arena is wide open. Stop wasting our money.

Jul 10, 2011 11:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SteveWasTaken wrote:
the whole concept of the company is to grow infanitely… hence the name “Google”. I think his goal would be to eventually have Google run itself…

Jul 11, 2011 1:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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