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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...
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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...
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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 Amazon.com 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
Facebook regulation: What's next in the push to break up the social media giant...
As the Federal Trade Commission weighs new regulatory action against Facebook, pressure is mounting in political circles and among company alumni for a tougher remedy — breaking up the social network giant. Between the lines : There are lots of idea
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-13 17:32 UTC
Facebook, Amazon and Google Have a 2020 Problem...
A renewed focus on antitrust from lawmakers like Elizabeth Warren and prominent critics like Barry Lynn could make “breaking up big tech” a cornerstone of the next presidential election
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-12 22:28 UTC
Google must be broken up to save news media, says Rupert Murdoch's News Corp...
Search giant's 'overwhelming' market power is damaging publishers and must be stopped, News Corp says
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-12 22:27 UTC
Elizabeth Warren calls to break up Facebook, Google and Amazon...
Warren has been a part of a growing group of Democrats who have called for greater regulation and antitrust enforcement of major tech companies.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-08 17:32 UTC
Trump's Big Tech Bluster...
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His tweets criticize Facebook and Google, but the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department is making life easier for potential monopolists in Silicon Valley.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-07 18:38 UTC
Amazon closing all pop-up stores as tech giant's brick and mortar strategy continues to evolve...
Amazon will close 87 pop-up retail stores in malls, Whole Foods locations and Kohl's stores across 21 U.S. states, a sign that the tech giant is still refining its physical retail vision. The closures, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, and co
By ceres on 2019-03-06 21:21 UTC
Amazon plans own supermarkets in new assault on major grocers...
Amazon is planning to challenge high street stores on their own turf by opening dozens of supermarkets across the US, according to reports.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-02 06:02 UTC
YouTube Demonitizes Anti-Vax Channels After BuzzFeed Contacts Advertisers...
YouTube on Friday demonetized channels which promote anti-vax content, after BuzzFeed notified a spate of advertisers that their ads were being run alongside anti-vax videos, reports BuzzFeed . YouTube said that such videos fall under its policy prohibiti
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-23 00:26 UTC
Amazon Paid $0 In Federal Income Taxes Last Year [Infographic]...
Despite doubling its profits, Amazon has paid zero dollars in federal taxes for the second successive year. A recent report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has raised huge questions about the tax-paying habits of the tech giant...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-18 16:06 UTC
Is Walmart the Next Retail Dinosaur to Fail with Amazon's Dominance of Deliveries?...
The news of a terminated partnership between delivery startup Deliv and Walmart could potentially be the canary in the coalmine signaling an impending power shift away from Walmart and toward Amazon in the American retail market. To those in the know, a clandestine but very real war is currently
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-18 16:03 UTC
Amazon Strikes a Blow in the Logistics Industry...
The company has added fulfillment and logistics services to its list of competitors in its 10-K Opens a New Window. report, and has unveiled a program called Amazon Shipping Opens a New Window. The e-commerce giant is using its own logistics service to deliver about 26% of its own orders, according
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-18 15:56 UTC
Amazon deserves more than rejection from New York. It should be punished...
Simply saying 'no' to its headquarters isn't enough Amazon should be investigated for abusing monopoly power
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-17 07:51 UTC
Amazon's NY exit spurs reactions on money saved and jobs lost...
Amazon.com Inc's decision on Thursday to scrap its proposal to locate a second headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City ignited a sea of dueling reactions on Twitter, with some calling it a victory for working people while others said it me
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-14 23:59 UTC

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