The Japan Fair Trade Commission clears a planned search engine partnership between two multinational corporations specializing in Internet-related services and products (Google and Yahoo Japan)

Yahoo Japan's Use of Technological Service Such As Search Engine Provided by Google (Tentative translation)* Japan Corporation (Yahoo Japan) would use search engine [1] and search-advertising platform [2] (hereinafter referred to as “search engine etc.”) provided by Google Inc. (Google), upon the request for consultation process from Yahoo Japan and Google (hereinafter referred to as “the two companies”), responded to the two companies that Yahoo Japan’s use of search engine etc. provided by Google (hereinafter referred to as “the provision of technology”) would not violate the Antimonopoly Act (AMA) on the assumption of the two companies’ explanation (mentioned below 1). On the other hand, because the provision of technology raises Google’s share of technology of search engine etc. in Japan

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Japanese Competition Authority, The Japan Fair Trade Commission clears a planned search engine partnership between two multinational corporations specializing in Internet-related services and products (Google and Yahoo Japan), 2 December 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Japan Antitrust, Art. N° 70243

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