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FTC could file Facebook antitrust lawsuit by the end of this year

The FTC is preparing for a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook before the year ends, according to The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. If you’ll recall, the agency started looking into the social network’s purchase of smaller companies like… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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DOJ may present its antitrust case against Google later this month

A report by the New York Times suggests that the Justice Department is close to presenting its antitrust case against Alphabet, the parent company of Google. The report also mentions that there’s disagreement among the team, as attorney general Willi… … Read the rest of this entry

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Russia’s antitrust watchdog finds Apple abused App Store ‘dominance’

Potential action from US lawmakers may not be what forces Apple to change how it does business. Following a year-long investigation into the company, Reuters reports Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has found the iPhone-maker abused its do… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Big tech antitrust hearing with Apple and Google rescheduled to July 29th

The House Judiciary Committee’s big tech antitrust hearing has a new date after a delay to honor the late Rep. John Lewis. In the wake of an Axios report, the committee has confirmed that the hearing has been rescheduled to … Read the rest of this entry

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Tech’s biggest CEOs agree to appear at House antitrust hearing

Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai have all reportedly agreed to testify at a House antitrust hearing in late July. According to Kara Swisher (The New York Times, Recode), Rep. David Cicilline… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Russia starts antitrust investigation into Booking.com

Booking.com has become the latest US tech company to draw the attention of Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). On Monday, the agency said it plans to investigate the hotel and hostel reservation website for anticompetitive practices. Engadget RSS Feed

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Antitrust investigation of Google reportedly expands to Android

Tonight CNBC reports that an ongoing antitrust investigation of Google undertaken by 50 attorneys general is expanding. While it started by looking into Google's advertising business, it has apparently, as expected, expanded its scope to include sear… Engadget RSS Feed

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WSJ: Justice Department ‘preparing’ Google antitrust investigation

Late Friday, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post reported, based on it anonymous sources, that the Department of Justice is preparing an antitrust probe of Google. The company has faced several similar inquiries from EU officials with billion… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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House committee chair calls for FTC antitrust investigation into Facebook

Facebook is already under regulatory scrutiny in the US, but it could be subject to much more pressure if one House representative has his way. Antitrust subcommittee chairman Rep. David Cicilline has written an editorial in the New York Times … Read the rest of this entry

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EU antitrust commission charges Microsoft over browser selection ‘breach’

European regulators have charged Microsoft for not giving Windows 7 users a choice of internet browsers when they install the OS. Although this is only an initial step towards a fine for the software maker, Microsoft agreed with the European … Read the rest of this entry

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