Antitrust

Apple

Spotify Files Antitrust Complaint Against 'Apple Tax' In EU

Spotify alleges that Apple uses its ownership over iOS and the App Store to impose an 'Apple tax' that stifles competition.
Rob Dozier
3.13.19
big tech

If We're Going to Break Up Big Tech, We Shouldn’t Forget Big Telecom

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed breaking up tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon on Friday—but big telecom is in dire need of the same treatment.
Karl Bode
3.8.19
AT&T

US Courts Just Greenlit AT&T’s Anti-Competitive Ambition for Decades to Come

AT&T’s $86 billion merger with Time Warner will result in higher rates and competition issues, but thanks to lobbying and weakened antitrust oversight, government can’t do a damn thing about it.
Karl Bode
2.26.19
Google

A $5 Billion Fine Will Not End Google’s Stranglehold on Smartphone Software

In order to license Android, phone manufacturers are subject to a rigid set of requirements meant to drive mobile search traffic to Google.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.18.18
Antitrust

European Commission Fines Google $2.7 Billion for Breaking Antitrust Rules

Google may also have to pay daily fines if it doesn't change.
Ben Sullivan
6.27.17
short circuit

Democrats Weigh Antitrust Effort Against Silicon Valley

Hillary Clinton is close to the tech set.
Sam Gustin
7.26.16
short circuit

Europe: Google Abuses Its Position With Restrictions on Android Devices

The European Commission has filed a statement of objections regarding Google practices it claims breach antitrust rules.
Joseph Cox
4.20.16
short circuit

Google May Face Yet Another Android Antitrust Investigation

US regulators believe Google may be giving preferential treatment to its own apps and services on Android.
Nicholas Deleon
9.25.15
Apple

Apple Looks to Take Ebook Case to Supreme Court

The company said the case “presents issues of surpassing importance to the United States economy.”
Kari Paul
9.17.15
short circuit

Google to EU: Being Popular Isn't a Crime

Google says EU antitrust allegations are "wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics."
Nicholas Deleon
8.27.15
Internet

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Could Be Facing a 'Death Sentence'

Federal regulators aren’t feeling the cable giant’s latest mega deal.
Sam Gustin
4.23.15
politics

Did Obama Help Google Avoid Antitrust Sanctions? A Senate Panel Will Investigate

The Senate’s antitrust subcommittee plans to look into what role the White House played in an FTC probe.
Sam Gustin
3.30.15
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