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Justice Department Looking at Planned Google Acquisition

The Justice Department has begun reviewing Google’s $2.6 billion planned purchase of data analytics company Looker Data Sciences Inc., Bloomberg reports. The antitrust division of the DOJ wants more information to see if the acquisition, which Google is going after to bolster its cloud services division, would harm competition.  Bloomberg notes that the deal had been expected to be questioned,...

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