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Friday, Dec. 18, 2020
As a wave of antitrust actions surges against Google and Facebook, states in two lawsuits are stretching beyond the cases made by federal competition enforcers to level bold new claims. The states are taking new legal approaches as they join the widening siege against the two once seemingly...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020
Dozens Of States File Lawsuit Against Google, Allege Online Search Monopoly That Hurts Consumers, Advertisers
Dozens of states filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google on Thursday, alleging that the search giant has an illegal monopoly over the online search market that hurts consumers and advertisers.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. by attorneys general of 35 states...
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
In Google's infancy, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its dominance of the personal computer software market to choke off competition that could spawn better products.
Their disdain for Microsoft spurred Google to...
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
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.
The lawsuit marks the government's most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking...
Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019
Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all 50 states.
In a rare show of bipartisan force, attorneys general from 48 states along...
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019
Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online...
Sunday, Jul. 14, 2019
Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches.
While the $5 billion fine from the FTC, which Facebook has been expecting, is by...
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019
Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup?
The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an unprecedented antitrust probe ,...
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018
On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies.
AT&T says it needs to gobble up Time Warner if it's to have a chance against the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in the...