The move, announced in Google's official blog on Thursday, follows the disclosure of a U.S. antitrust investigation last month. The federal probe concerns whether Google, which dominates U.S. and global markets for search engine advertising, abuses its market power by favoring its own services over those of rivals in online searches and through other practices. "Based on careful thought about the future direction of Place pages, and feedback we've heard over the past few months, review snippets from other Web sources have now been removed from Place pages," Avni Shah, Google's director of product management, said in the blog post. Get the full story at the Google LatLong blog Read also "Google kills web reviews for hotels on Maps and Places" at Tnooz