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Google and Facebook to be scrutinized by new U.K. antitrust unit from next year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, arrives to testify during the House Financial Services hearing on An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Bill Clark......

Italy’s antitrust probes Benetton for possible abuse in franchising contracts

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of United Colors of Benetton is seen in front of a store in Rome, Italy, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s competition authority said on Wednesday it was probing apparel retailer Benetton for possible abuse in two of its franchising contracts with independent......

China’s antitrust push won’t bring an ‘explosion of cases’ against online platforms, professor says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, attends opening ceremony of the 3rd All-China Young Entrepreneurs Summit on September 25, 2020 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of China. Lyu Ming | China News Service via Getty Images SINGAPORE — China’s latest antitrust......

U.S. states prepping second antitrust lawsuit against Google for next month

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By Diane Bartz, Paresh Dave FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is shown at one of the company’s office complexes in Irvine, California, U.S., July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of state attorneys general plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google as early as......

Apple, AT&T ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc and AT&T asked the judge hearing the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google on Friday to allow them to designate certain data in......

Google presses for quicker release of documents in lawsuit

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FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is pictured on a Google building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A lawyer representing Alphabet Inc’s Google in the search and advertising giant’s legal fight with the government pressed on......

Tech companies tied to U.S. lawsuit against Google ask judge to extend protective order deadline

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp MSFT.O, Oracle Corp ORCL.N and other companies that have provided information to the government for its antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google GOOGL.O requested......

What the EU’s investigation of Amazon means for U.S. antitrust probes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on October 02, 2019. Elif Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Amazon is facing renewed pressure to answer questions about its use of third-party seller data after European Union regulators brought antitrust charges against the......

EU says Amazon breached antitrust rules; opens second investigation into the company

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US online store application Amazon on the screen of a tablet. MARTIN BUREAU | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The European Commission has concluded......

Amazon Charged With Antitrust Violations by European Regulators

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LONDON — European Union regulators brought antitrust charges against Amazon on Tuesday, saying the online retail giant broke competition laws by unfairly using its size and access to data to harm smaller merchants who rely on the company to reach customers. The European Commission, the executive branch of the 27-nation......

Google says it will not file motion to dismiss U.S. lawsuit

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FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018.REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google said on Friday it would not file a motion to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit filed last month but would fight it in federal court. The......

Google says it will not file motion to dismiss U.S. lawsuit

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FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google said on Friday it would not file a motion to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit filed last month......

DOJ seeks to block Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of start-up Plaid over antitrust concerns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Plaid co-founder and CEO Zach Perret. Plaid The Department of Justice is looking to block Visa‘s planned acquisition of fintech start-up Plaid on grounds that it would limit competition in the payments industry. U.S. attorneys for the DOJ outlined potential......

Google’s long-time rivals say DOJ antitrust suit shows it’s lost its ‘halo’ in the eyes of regulators

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google antitrust suit shows it’s lost its ‘halo,’ rivals say Search quotes, news & videos Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Lawyers who went after Microsoft in antitrust case say DOJ will have a difficult time succeeding against Google

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a Microsoft Technology Center in New York, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg via Getty Images Lawyers who prosecuted Microsoft over alleged antitrust violations in the late 1990s saw some familiar......

Google ramps up lobbying and Facebook outspends Big Tech peers in the third quarter ahead of antitrust revelations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sundar Pichai of Google testifies before the House Judiciary Committee as seen via YouTube on a laptop in Washington, DC on July 29, 2020. Carolyn Van Houten | The Washington Post | Getty Images Google ramped up lobbying spend in......

Google Facing Antitrust Charges, UK Covid Vaccine Trial, Nigeria Protests : Up First

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NPR Google now faces what it’s managed to avoid for years: a government lawsuit challenging its dominance over internet search. In Great Britain a vaccine trial will deliberately expose participants to coronavirus. Massive protests in Lagos over police brutality and economic inequality turned deadly when Nigerian security forces opened fire......

U.S. Department of Justice files antitrust suit against Google – Cramer and others on what it means for Alphabet

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against search giant Google on Tuesday. Five experts break down what the suit means for parent company Alphabet, whether it has any merit and how Google will defend itself. Jim Cramer,......

Google execs urge employees to keep their heads down amid DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 11, 2018. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and the company’s top lawyer, Kent Walker,......

DOJ case against Google has strong echoes of Microsoft antitrust case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bill Gates, (R) talks with Steven Ballmer, who was named President of Microsoft July 21, 1998 in Redmond, Washington. Jeff Chistensen | Getty Images The Department of Justice’s long-expected antitrust lawsuit against Google draws explicitly from the government’s antitrust case......

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