How PH's top antitrust official is guarding market competition

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Arsenio Balisacan the first chairperson of the Philippine Competition Commission says he is not one to run away from challenges

ACADEMIC STAR. Arsenio Balisacan considers his role as the first chairman of Philippine Competition Commission one of the biggest challenges in his life. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

AT&T deal: Merger for new media era or a bad remake?

Oct 24, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Analysts say the deal faces multiple challenges including winning regulatory clearance for a massive merger affecting tens of millions of consumers and successfully combining two different kinds of companies one in content and the other in delivery

People walk past an AT&T store in New York on October 23, 2016. Kena Betancur/AFP

Google faces new EU antitrust charges – sources

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:39 AM

Sources say Margrethe Vestager the powerful EU Competition Commissioner could open two new in depth investigations against Google as early as August

Denmark's EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gives a news conference after a college meeting at the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels,15 April 2015. File photo by Julien Warnand/EPA

US regulators probe Google's Android – report

Sep 26, 2015 - 11:45 AM

A Bloomberg report says that rival technology companies allege Google gives priority to its own services on Android while restricting those of competitors

GOOGLE. The Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA 11 January 2013. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo

EU charges Google with market abuse, to probe Android

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:12 PM

If found at fault under EU anti trust rules a company faces a fine of up to 10 – around 6 billion – of its annual sales amounting to 66 billion in 2014

GOOGLE AND THE EU. The Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA 11 January 2013. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Apple cleared in iPod antitrust suit

Dec 17, 2014 - 11:58 PM

The 350 million lawsuit accused the tech giant of illegally forcing iPod users to purchase their music on its iTunes service

Apple removes rivals' songs from iPods without permission

Dec 04, 2014 - 3:36 PM

The deletion of music from rival services has been facilitated by an error message asking users to restore their iPod to factory settings

IPODS. An Apple employee holds a new iPod Touch at an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts September 1, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Argentina's Clarin presents plan to divide media assets

Nov 05, 2013 - 7:02 AM

The Argentine media giant presents a plan to divide its assets to comply with a controversial media antitrust law

Victory for Google as US ends probe

Jan 04, 2013 - 6:45 AM

Regulators end an antitrust probe on Google saying they lacked a legal basis to bring a case against the Internet giant