Looks like two tech giants may soon have (new) legal hurdles ahead of them. First up, Google, which Thomas Catan of the Wall Street Journal reports, is about to receive more government attention:
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is poised to serve Google Inc. with civil subpoenas, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling the start of a wide-ranging, formal antitrust investigation into whether the search giant has abused its dominance on the Web.
The five-member commission is preparing to send Google the formal demands for information within days, the people said. Other companies are also likely receive official requests for information about their dealings with Google at a later stage, they said.
Meanwhile, Apple could soon be facing government scrutiny of its own — only not here in the States. Via John Ribeiro at PC World:
Apple may face scrutiny from an Indian regulator for alleged anticompetitive behavior in connection with iPhone 4 sales in India.
A Competition Commission of India official said on Wednesday that a case was filed against Apple about a month ago. The complaint alleges that the company violated competition law by selling the iPhone 4 through only two mobile operators, Bharti Airtel and Aircel.