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Antitrust advocates should blame Congress for Amazon-MGM deal...
Amazon's $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM shows federal lawmakers, not regulators, have the most power to curb tech's buying power.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-03-18 19:21 UTC
Amazon closes $8.45B MGM studio acquisition...
Amazon has closed its $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM Studios as it looks to boost its streaming service in competition with Netflix and Disney.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-03-18 19:19 UTC
2 Amazon workers die within hours of each other after being denied sick leave...
One of them suffering a stroke shortly after his request to go home was denied.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-12-24 03:10 UTC
Elizabeth Warren calls for Amazon breakup following scathing report...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, called for the breakup of Jeff Bezos's Amazon following a report that the online retail giant manufactured rip-off products and orchestrated product searches in India, according to a tweet Warren posted
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-14 19:14 UTC
Facebook Becomes a $1 Trillion Company...
The share price surged after two antitrust cases against the social network were dismissed.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-06-29 12:56 UTC
Facebook's antitrust win doesn't put Big Tech stocks in the clear...
By Julia Horowitz, CNN Business The news for Facebook couldn't have been better. What's happening: On Monday, a US judge dismissed two complaints that accused the company of holding a monopoly on social media — a major setback for regulators
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-06-29 12:55 UTC
Biden expected to sign an order going after monopolies that goes BEYOND antitrust legislation...
Aides to President Joe Biden are drafting an executive order to deal with corporate mergers, in the latest sign his administration plans to crack down on practices it calls anticompetitive.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-06-29 12:42 UTC
Amazon's AWS buys message encrypting service Wickr... Inc's cloud computing unit has bought encrypted messaging platform Wickr to enable secure communication as employees largely work from home, the company said on Friday. Wickr, a startup founded by privacy advocates, offers to help develop s
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-06-25 19:23 UTC
Google responds to the removal of YouTube TV from the Roku app store...
Customers are the losers in Google's very public tussle with Roku over YouTube TV.What you need to knowRoku removed the YouTube TV app from its app store after negotiations with Google fell through.Google responded to the action, maintaining its posit
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-04-30 20:40 UTC
Google committed “antitrust evils,” colluded with Facebook, new lawsuit says...
The AGs of 52 US states and territories are joining the feds to sue Google.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-12-17 22:41 UTC
Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google...
The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-10-20 15:11 UTC
FTC orders Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft to reveal acquisition data...
The FTC has ordered Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft to provide information on acquisitions that were too small to report to regulators.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-13 00:00 UTC
Several big tobacco companies fined $265 mln...
The Antimonopoly Committee issues $265 million fine for several big tobacco companies and distribution company TEDIS. Committee Chairman Yuriy Terentyev&n
By ukrainiantribune on 2019-10-11 14:59 UTC
FTC Chief: Well Yes, We Could Break Up Big Tech, But Only If We Really, Really Wanted to or Something...
The chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Chairman Joe Simons, acknowledged in an interview on Tuesday that perhaps maybe, just maybe, one outcome of an FTC task force inquiry into whether tech giants violated anticompetition laws could be forcing them t
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-14 17:52 UTC
Google smart speaker records porn searchers and private conversations...
After a leak from one of the company's employees, first reported by Belgian new outlet VRT NWS , Google has admitted that it gives workers access to some audio recordings from its Google Home and Android smart speakers.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-11 19:34 UTC
Some of Amazon and Google's biggest rivals tell the government they're ready to assist antitrust probes...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/business/, /contrib/monopolies
A leading retail group sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission outlining its concerns over the dominance of major tech companies.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-02 13:52 UTC
Regulating or breaking up Big Tech: an antitrust explainer...
US regulators will investigate whether companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google have too much power. Here's an introduction to the issues.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-06 14:35 UTC
Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple face antitrust probes from federal regulators, House Judiciary Committee...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/monopolies
Lawmakers launched a bipartisan probe into monopoly in the tech industry, while the Trump administration is investigating companies like Google and Facebook
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-04 00:16 UTC
This Is What Google Looks Like Broken Into Pieces...
Several of the large divisions of Alphabet could operate independently. As the government reviews how it might blunt Google's influence, these divisions offer a map for what Alphabet would look like broken into standalone companies.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-03 12:47 UTC
This Is What Amazon Looks Like Broken Into Pieces...
Will the FTC suggest that be broken into pieces, thus blunting its power in both the e-commerce and cloud marketplaces? Amazon has three large segments, so cutting it up would not be difficult.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-03 12:46 UTC

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