Facebook wins conditional EU antitrust nod for Kustomer deal


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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook on Thursday secured EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of U.S. customer service startup Kustomer after agreeing to provide rivals free access to its messaging channels for 10 years.

The European Commission said the pledge addressed competition concerns. Reuters reported last month that the world's largest social network would gained conditional EU clearance for the deal.

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