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Google Said to Be Raided by South Korean Antitrust Regulator

Google Inc.’s Seoul office was raided by South Korea’s antitrust regulator as part of a probe into whether the owner of the world’s largest search engine unfairly blocked competitors in the mobile-search market, a person familiar with the investigation said.

The on-site investigation at Google’s office resulted from April complaints filed by NHN Corp. and Daum Communications Corp., South Korea’s two largest Internet search companies, said the person, who declined to be identified because the probe isn’t public. Robin Moroney, a Tokyo-based spokesman for Google, and Kwag Se Boong, a Seoul-based spokesman for the Fair Trade Commission, declined to say whether the raid took place.