antitrust

Trump should invest in Amazon, not destroy it

For those who live under a rock (which, these days, I would recommend), President Donald Trump has become increasingly belligerent toward Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos. In addition to a sequence

The nuanced challenges of antitrust and AT&T-Time Warner

It’s been almost 18 months since the boards of AT&T and Time Warner unanimously voted to sign an agreement to merge their two companies and create a content and distribution powerhouse. That dea

Google fined $21.1M for search bias in India

Another antitrust fine for Google. India's competition commission has issued a 1.36BN rupees (~$21.1M) penalty on the search giant for abusing its dominant position in the local search market for onli

German antitrust office starts asking questions about online ad platform giants

Germany's national competition regulator has announced it's looking into market conditions in the online advertising sector, responding to concerns that a lack of transparency could be skewing market

Qualcomm to appeal $1.23B fine from EU over LTE chip dominance in the iPhone

Qualcomm’s longstanding dominance in LTE chipsets for smartphones, and specifically with Apple’s iPhone, is getting a major hit today. The European Commission today announced that it would

France files supplier contract complaint against Amazon

The French government has filed a complaint against ecommerce giant Amazon alleging abuse of a dominant position with some of its suppliers, according to Reuters citing a report in La Parisien newsp

Makers or breakers?

The weight of problems being demonstrably attached to heavily used tech services has acquired such a gravitational and political pull that it's becoming harder and harder for these businesses to sides

Google tweaks search ads after EU shopping antitrust ruling

Google has rolled out changes to how it displays search results for products in Europe to try to comply with an EU antitrust ruling against its Google Shopping search comparison service.

Google files to appeal $2.73BN EU antitrust fine

Google has filed a legal appeal against a record-breaking fine handed down by the European Commission this summer for anti-competitive behavior relating to the operation of its product search comparis

Intel antitrust decision sent for review by Europe’s top court

A 2009 European Union antitrust decision that hit Intel with an at-the-time record fined for -- as the Commission saw it -- abusing its No.1 position in the market for computer chips has been dealt a

Google takes steps to comply with EC antitrust order for Google Shopping

Google has submitted details to the European Commission of how it intends to amend its price comparison service, Google Shopping, to comply with an antitrust decision earlier this summer. The proposal

Google fined $2.7BN for EU antitrust violations over shopping searches

The European Commission has fined Google a record-breaking €2.42 billion for antitrust violations pertaining to its Google’s Shopping search comparison service -- in what is widely considered the

Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others

European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between

Google responds to EU antitrust charges against Android

Google has now filed its official response to the EU's antitrust charges against its Android mobile OS. The company had previously been granted a deadline extension by the European Commission, which k

Google formally rebuts EU antitrust charges against Shopping, AdSense

Google has now formally responded to two antitrust charges brought against it by Europe's Competition Commission, rebutting charges of exploiting the popularity of its search engine to boost its price

Why did ProtonMail vanish from Google search results for months?

If you're the maker of a popular, zero access encrypted webmail product and suddenly discover your product is no longer featuring in Google search results for queries such as "secure email" and "encry

Google gets another extension to reply to EU antitrust Shopping charge

The European Competition Commission has given Google another three weeks to file a response to formal charges that its Shopping price comparison service unfairly demotes rival services in search resul

Google gets more time to respond to EU antitrust charges

Alphabet (né Google) has been given yet another extension to file its respond to charges in Europe that it has misused the dominance of its Android mobile platform to lock out competition by promotin

Russian court rejects Google’s latest Android antitrust appeal

Google has had another appeal against Android antitrust charges turned down by a Russian court. At issue is how the company requires handset makers using its Android OS to also pre-load Google apps an

Google under fire again from Europe’s antitrust regulator over AdSense, comparison shopping

After years of battles in Brussels and beyond, search giant Google has come under yet more fire from antitrust regulators in Europe concerned about the its dominance in online advertising. Today, the
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