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EU to investigate Facebook's Kustomer takeover

EU-Kommissionens ledende næstformand Margrethe Vestager. Foto: Reuters.

Facebook Inc.'s bid for Kustomer will get an in-depth European Union probe after regulators said it could reduce competition for customer-service software.

The European Commission set a Dec. 22 deadline to rule on the social network's plan to buy a company that manages online customer queries, according to an emailed statement on Monday. Although the deal doesn't meet the EU's usual revenue limits for a review, regulators used a new procedure to examine it...

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