OVERNIGHT TECH: Senate cybersecurity bill drops Tuesday

Regulators did not attach any conditions to the deal, saying it was unlikely to harm competition. But both agencies said Google's use of standard-essential patents could raise concerns.

In a statement, Microsoft encouraged regulators to keep a close watch on its competitor.


“We are encouraged that the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission both have raised concerns about the misuse of standard-essential patents and Google’s failure to address this issue in a satisfactory way," Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith said in a statement. "This underscores the importance of further regulatory scrutiny.”


Netflix acknowledged on Friday it paid $9 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it violated video privacy laws.

Apple announced Monday that an outside labor-rights group will evaluate working conditions at its Chinese factories.

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) urged Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski to move forward with his agency's review of controversial wireless start-up LightSquared.