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    S Korean Watchdog Probes Google Over Alleged Anti-Competitive Actions

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    South Korea’s anti-trust body started an investigation into Google Inc. over its alleged abuse of its dominant position in the smartphone market, local media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Yonhap news agency, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) believes that Google Inc. has allegedly been forcing smartphone makers to use its operating system on the devices.

    A FTC inspection of Google's office in Seoul was carried out last week.

    KFTC already acquitted Google of the same charges two years ago after a two-year investigation, which concluded that Google's advertising operations were too small revenue to threaten market competition.

    The news come a week after the the European Commission brought its third antitrust charges against Google.

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