antitrust

Amazon, DOJ ask consumers to report coronavirus price gouging

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, Amazon has seen a "significant increase in demand," especially for medical and cleaning supplies. It has also seen third-party retailers raising prices on things
French antitrust watchdog hits Apple with its biggest fine ever: $1.2 billion

French antitrust watchdog hits Apple with its biggest fine ever: $1.2 billion

Two wholesalers that worked with Apple were also fined. Apple plans to appeal.
French antitrust watchdog hits Apple with its biggest fine ever: $1.2 billion

French antitrust watchdog hits Apple with its biggest fine ever: $1.2 billion

Two wholesalers that worked with Apple were also fined. Apple plans to appeal.
France Hits Apple With a Record-Setting $1.2 Billion Fine

France Hits Apple With a Record-Setting $1.2 Billion Fine

France’s antitrust watchdog is not an Apple fan. Today, it fined the Cupertino giant 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), along with two wholesale partners, for violations regarding its efforts to

French watchdog fines Apple $1.2 billion for anti-competitive behavior; Apple to appeal

France’s competition watchdog announced on Monday it has fined Apple 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) for reportedly violating antitrust laws, the biggest antitrust fine it has ever levied. The French

Apple fined record $1.2B in France over anti-competitive sales practices

The wheels of the regulatory machine continue to turn, and today Apple, along with two of its wholesale partners, was dealt a major blow in France over antitrust violations. It received the largest

France could hit Apple with antitrust fine over ‘sales and distribution’ network

France’s antitrust competition watchdog will fine Apple over its “distribution and sales network” early next week, a report published Thursday claims. Based on two sources close to the situation,

Tree planting search engine Ecosia is getting a visibility boost in Chrome

Ecosia, a not-for-profit search engine which uses ad generated revenue to fund planting trees, is set to get a visibility boost in Chrome. A change Google is making to its chromium engine will see it
Are Apple and Google Illegally Crushing Competitors? Expert Opinions Clash in Congress

Are Apple and Google Illegally Crushing Competitors? Expert Opinions Clash in Congress

A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday took aim at what one witness described as a “dire threat” to the digital marketplace—the processes by which “platform monopolists” such as Google allegedly maintain a
Yelp condemns Google’s practices in senate antitrust hearing

Yelp condemns Google’s practices in senate antitrust hearing

It says rival's business listings stifle competition and lie to consumers

Apple, Spotify and other streaming companies accused of price-fixing ‘conspiracy’

A music licensing company accuses Apple, Spotify, Google, SoundCloud, and other streaming services of entering into a price-fixing “conspiracy” to keep streaming music prices at anticompetitive

What does the end of Elizabeth Warren's campaign mean for big tech?

Amazon, Facebook, Google and the rest of the US tech giants can breath a little bit easier today. Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the race to be the Democratic party's
Big Data promises better deals. But for whom?

Big Data promises better deals. But for whom?

Intuit’s $7 billion deal to buy Credit Karma a test for antitrust regulators.
Intuit and Credit Karma's $7B Deal Means Bigger Data. Is That Better?

Intuit and Credit Karma's $7B Deal Means Bigger Data. Is That Better?

Antitrust regulators say they're interested in data-driven mergers. Now we'll see how serious they are.

Google searches are showing rival business directories in Europe

Google seems to be taking extra steps to please EU regulators worried that it's abusing its search dominance. Search Engine Land has discovered that Google is highlighting rival directory services
Meliá Hotels Fined $7.2 Million by European Union for Antitrust Breach

Meliá Hotels Fined $7.2 Million by European Union for Antitrust Breach

The European single market is a sacred thing and anyone caught trying to divide it up like the old days is liable to be on the receiving end of a punishment. In this case, Meliá's cooperation with the
President Trump's Economic Team: Big Tech's Massive Power Is Perfectly Fine

President Trump's Economic Team: Big Tech's Massive Power Is Perfectly Fine

President Donald Trump's economic advisers are skeptical about rewriting antitrust rules to tackle the growing power of tech giants, according to the latest annual Economic Report of the President.
Apple Might Let You Change Your Default Apps, Other Giants Could Finally Get a Fair Shake

Apple Might Let You Change Your Default Apps, Other Giants Could Finally Get a Fair Shake

Potentially yielding some bitterly-contested ground, Apple is thinking about allowing its users to replace their default essential apps like Safari, Mail, and Apple Music with third-party apps,