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Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Apple’s Business, on Mobile Software Side Specially

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently announced that it plans on investigating Apple’s mobile business, as it seems that the Cupertino giant has been squashing its rivals lately. The Wall Street Journal mentions that the FTC will start the investigation, as claimed by people close to the situation.

The authority has been cooperating with the Justice Department for weeks now, trying to decide which agency will review the allegations made. Companies have been complaining for a while now that they can’t work with Apple’s mobile platform, on which the iPhone and iPad are based.

Google Inc. is among the major firms complaining that the new iOS 4 platform includes restrictions, that hamper their ability to sell and place ads, only to  make room for Apple’s iAd advertising service.

[via cellular news]