Search stays the same: feds and Google settle antitrust issues

The FTC finally concluded its two-year investigation into whether Google’s treatment of its competitors broke antitrust laws. The result is a minor change to the way Google uses patents but that does little to change the company’s search listings.

ICANN unleashes the mother of all domain-name land grabs

The agency that controls the domain name system — the central directory for the internet — has launched a program that could create hundreds of new domains. But critics, including the FTC, say there is no need, and the only outcome will be chaos and lawsuits.