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Google to license patents in antitrust case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in its search results as part of a settlement to end a 19-month investigation into the search leader’s business practices, U.S. antitrust regulators said Thursday.

In a vindication for Google, Federal Trade Commission officials added that they didn’t find enough evidence to support complaints that Google unfairly favors its own services in search results.

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