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Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for

EU Launches Emissions Collusion Investigation Against German Automakers

Roughly one year ago, German automakers were confronted with a crisis. Following Volkswagen’s diesel emissions fiasco, European antitrust regulators became suspicious that BMW, Daimler, and VW Group
The world’s toughest tech regulator might soon be out of a job

The world’s toughest tech regulator might soon be out of a job

Margrethe Vestager is arguably the world’s most powerful opponent of tech giants like Google or Facebook. She also thinks she might be out of her…
Did Google debate “burying” conservative media in searches?

Did Google debate “burying” conservative media in searches?

"By ranking ‘legitimacy’ you’ll just introduce more conspiracy theories." The post Did Google debate “burying” conservative media in searches? appeared first on Hot Air.
In the age of Amazon, it’s time to forget what we know about monopolies

In the age of Amazon, it’s time to forget what we know about monopolies

The specter of monopolies is getting renewed attention in this age of Amazon and massive corporate mergers that once would have been unthinkable. Market concentration…
Exclusive-- Marsha Blackburn: Sundar Pichai 'Less than Truthful' about Manipulating Google's Search Results

Exclusive-- Marsha Blackburn: Sundar Pichai 'Less than Truthful' about Manipulating Google's Search Results

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement on Wednesday that Google CEO Sundar Pichai's congressional testimony was "less than truthful" regarding his statement that
Warren: The time has come to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Warren: The time has come to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

"It’s a great story -- but ..." The post appeared first on Hot Air.
Elizabeth Warren is putting Big Tech on watch, but is breaking up Amazon smart policy?

Elizabeth Warren is putting Big Tech on watch, but is breaking up Amazon smart policy?

Breaking up tech firms will mean a world where Amazon and Google are smaller and their products and services more expensive.
Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”

Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By South West, Systrom and
How to control algorithms that want to run your life

How to control algorithms that want to run your life

Kartik Hosanagar talks with VentureBeat about "A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence," his book about how algorithms shape our lives and how to fight back.
Elizabeth Warren brings class warfare back to the prairie

Elizabeth Warren brings class warfare back to the prairie

This Democratic candidate won't be crucified on a cross of corn.
The GOP is in the awkward position to help the media Trump hates

The GOP is in the awkward position to help the media Trump hates

The bipartisan Journalism Competition and Preservation Act could help the same news outlets the president often uses as a punchline.
Facebook co-founder: Bust it up — and start regulating speech online

Facebook co-founder: Bust it up — and start regulating speech online

The Ministry for Social Media Truthiness? The post appeared first on Hot Air.
Facebook sends Nick Clegg to rebut co-founder Chris Hughes' call for breakup

Facebook sends Nick Clegg to rebut co-founder Chris Hughes' call for breakup

No surprises here. Facebook does not support the co-founder Chris Hughes' proposal to split the world’s largest social media company into three parts. Here's how Facebook responded to the social
DoJ getting ready to go after Google

DoJ getting ready to go after Google

So it's a utility now? The post DoJ getting ready to go after Google appeared first on Hot Air.
The Sherman march broadens: FTC gearing up for anti-trust fight with Facebook?

The Sherman march broadens: FTC gearing up for anti-trust fight with Facebook?

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Tucker: The lefties are correct about the corporations, man

Tucker: The lefties are correct about the corporations, man

Trust. The post Tucker: The lefties are correct about the corporations, man appeared first on Hot Air.
Sanders: You bet I’ll be breaking up the tech giants

Sanders: You bet I’ll be breaking up the tech giants

Throw down the tech patriarchy The post Sanders: You bet I’ll be breaking up the tech giants appeared first on Hot Air.
Big Tech Went to Washington and Tried Really Hard to Look Tiny

Big Tech Went to Washington and Tried Really Hard to Look Tiny

“When a company owns four of the largest six entities — measured by active users — in the world, we have a word for that: Monopoly”

Amazon will change its rules for third-party sellers following backlash

Amazon doesn't have a shining reputation when it comes to the way it handles its third-party sellers. Merchants have reported restrictions on where they can sell, being kicked off the site for no