Google's Buying Spree Rankles Rivals -- and Antitrust Regulators


The jury is still out on whether Google's (GOOG) latest shopping spree will end up benefiting shareholders. But a few things already seem certain. The search giant's purchases will raise skeptical eyebrows among regulators and potential partners alike. And archrival Microsoft (MSFT) -- which has worked behind the scenes to paint Google as too big a force to go unchecked -- will again do all it can to fan the flames of suspicion surrounding Google's growing clout.

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