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More U.S. states join anti-trust probe of Facebook

Oct 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

In the probe, 47 US attorneys general look at how Facebook may have put consumer data at risk, reduced the quality of consumers' choices, and increased the price of advertising

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019, the Facebook logo is seen on a phone in this photo illustration in Washington, DC. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP)

3 myths to bust about breaking up 'big tech'

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Here are 3 myths worth discussing and busting when it comes to the idea of breaking up large tech conglomerates

Google appeals against EU fine for anti-trust breach

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Google appeals a Brussels sanction on Google's AdSense advertising service, which says it illegally restricted client websites from displaying ads from ad service rivals

Japan anti-trust authorities to investigate tech giants

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:10 PM

'We will probe whether 'platformers' are obstructing the technological innovation of Japanese companies,' says the head of Japan's anti-trust commission

AMAZON. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Many conservatives fret over Trump's war on tech giants

Sep 11, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Some view the looming anti-trust investigations on the big tech companies as punishment based on political reasons

TECH TITANS. Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, Larry Page, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, Vice President-elect Mike Pence listen as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. sues to block $85-B AT&T-Time Warner merger

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:06 AM

'This merger would greatly harm American consumers,' says Makan Delrahim, head of the US Justice Department's antitrust division

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 21, 2016 shows AT&T cellphone store in Springfield, Virginia, on October 23, 2014, and the Time Warner company logo on the front of the headquarter building, 24 November, 2003, in New York. Saul Loeb and Stan Honda/AFP

Google, EU dig in for long anti-trust war

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:52 PM

The EU accuses Google of favoring its own services in search results and is also examining the search giant s AdSense advertising service and Android software

Qualcomm sued for alleged monopolistic practices

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The lawsuit claims the company s licensing terms greatly reduces phone makers ability to choose competing chip suppliers

SUED. Qualcomm is sued by the US trade commission for allegedly monopolizing the mobile modem market. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

South Korea anti-trust agency probes Google – report

Jul 21, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The probe by the South Korea s Fair Trade Commission FTC is focused on whether Google is unfairly forcing smartphone makers to use its Android operating system

Google CEO defends Europe tax practices, warns on Brexit

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Sundar Pichai says Google has invested very heavily in Europe and provided jobs to 14 000 people there

epa04644541 Vice President Google and executive responsible for Android, Indian Sundar Pichai, speaks during a conference at the GSM Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 at the Fira Gran Via exhibition center in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 02 March 2015. The MWC 2015 running from 02 to 05 March is the world's largest mobile event. EPA/Toni Albir

EU files fresh anti-trust charges against Google

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The US tech giant is accused of restricting some websites from displaying ads by its competitors

epa05424113 EU Commissioner for Competition, Danish, Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on competition case with Google, in Brussels, Belgium, 14 July 2016. The Commission takes further steps in investigations alleging Google's comparison shopping and advertising-related practices breach EU rules. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

IRR of Philippine Competition Act now out

Jun 04, 2016 - 3:44 PM

The revised IRR is released just days after Globe and PLDT announced the P69 1 billion deal to buy all of San Miguel s telecom business

TWIN TOWERS. Lack of competition is most conspicuous in the the telco and energy sectors

PH Competition Commission: Draft of rules and regulations now out

May 12, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The PCC plans to hold consultations with business groups and the general public to fine tune the regulations

Google faces new EU anti-trust charges

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The tech giant is accused of giving unfair prominence to its own apps and restricting phone manufacturers from installing rival operating systems among others

PH competition agency seeks Australian expertise in anti-trust law

Apr 04, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The heads of the country’s new anti trust body meet with top Australian Competition officials Commission to gather best practices as it nears coming into force

US confirms antitrust probe of Comcast-Time Warner deal

Mar 07, 2014 - 8:17 AM

The 45 2 billion tie up will unite the largest US cable companies which also are among the largest broadband Internet providers

TRIUMPH. Comcast conquers the nation's fourth largest cable operator, Charter Communications and its biggest shareholder, Liberty Media Corp.

Google, EU near deal on search probe: report

Apr 13, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Google is preparing changes to its dominant search system to satisfy EU anti trust authorities

With 9 session days left, what can Congress accomplish?

Jan 08, 2013 - 2:14 PM

Pending in Congress are bills on Freedom of Information and anti trust among others