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For most of it’s history, Silicon Valley has operated largely free of antitrust scrutiny by the feds. But that has clearly changed since the Obama Administration took office. And it isn’t just Google in the cross hairs. According to a report in the NY Times, antitrust investigators have started making inquiries into Apple’s tactics in the online music business, apparently in response to complaints that it was trying to force the record labels to not give exclusives on hot new releases to rival Amazon. The latest inquiry comes on the heels of reports that regulators are also looking into Apple’s iPhone SDK terms of service. Time to circle the wagons?