Tag: Antitrust

Apple and Google face Dutch antitrust inquiries over app favoritism

(Reuters) — Apple, already the subject of EU antitrust scrutiny, on Thursday became the target of a Dutch investigation for allegedly favoring its own apps on its popular App Store. Dutch competition agency ACM suggested the investigation may be expanded to Google’s Play Store in future because of similar business practices by the company. Both […]

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Google fined $1.69 billion by EU for AdSense antitrust abuses

Google has been fined $1.69 billion by European regulators, who claim the U.S. tech giant abused its dominant position in search to force third-party sites to favor its own ad network while freezing out rivals. This marks the third massive antitrust fine levied against Google by the European Union, which has become increasingly aggressive in […]

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What does the FTC’s new task force mean to data aggregators?

Should antitrust regulations govern how big tech companies collect large amounts of consumer data? That’s a question that’s been getting increased attention recently, with growing pressure from state regulators and legislators for antitrust action against big tech companies. While the U.S. still has a long debate ahead on this issue, European regulators have already been […]

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Qualcomm-Apple U.S. patent trial begins, foreshadowing antitrust case

(Reuters) — Qualcomm on Monday kicks off a patent challenge to Apple, capping off a two-year legal strategy to put pressure on the iPhone maker before a major antitrust lawsuit between the two goes to trial in April. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest maker of mobile chips, alleges in federal court in San Diego that Apple […]

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Long-awaited Qualcomm antitrust trial begins, probing key cellular patent practices

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology is expected to head to the courtroom on Friday for a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. If the government prevails in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy […]

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The Fight To Save Independent Health Care in the Age of Medical Monopolies

From the outside, the New Mexico Cancer Center looks like any other outpatient clinic: Each week hundreds of cancer patients travel to the nondescript tan and turquoise building in an Albuquerque office park just off the interstate for tests and treatments. But unbeknownst to many of them, it has become a flashpoint in a legal […]

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