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Uk watchdog clears Google’s acquisition of a Looker

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

(Reuters) – a british competition watchdog on Thursday gave the go-ahead to Google’s $2.6 billion acquisition of the privately held big data analytics company Looker Data Sciences.

The Competition and Markets said the probe found the deal would not have a negative impact on the quality of the service, or to competition in the market for data analysis tools and software.

Reporting Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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