antitrust

Who Should Really Decide Net Neutrality's Fate?

Tim Wu, the guy who coined the phrase “net neutrality”, went nose-to-nose with the House Judiciary subcommittee on Friday morning to fight for the future of the internet. Congress wants to know if somebody other than the FCC should decide the fate of net neutrality. Wu, for one, thinks that’s a pretty silly idea.


Apple Fires Back At DOJ With New Terms For Ebook Sales

Apple is not happy with the US Department of Justice and friends. On Friday afternoon, just a few hours after the DOJ and 33 state attorneys-general proposed a series of remedies for Apple’s anticompetitive behaviour over ebook pricing, the company struck back with some proposals of its own.


US Authorities Want To Force Apple To Let You Buy Ebooks Directly From Amazon

After a US District Court judged found Apple guilty of colluding with book publishers to fix the prices of ebooks last month, it was unclear what the actual consequences would be for the iPad-maker. Well with little pomp or circumstance, the US Department of Justice has just cleared that up, and it’s not good for Apple.


How The FTC Screwed Up The Google Investigation

The US Federal Trade Commission’s reported closing of its Google search bias investigation, with no real enforceable settlement mechanism and a special new self-enforcement antitrust precedent apparently only available to Google, raises serious questions about the integrity of the FTC’s law enforcement process and whether the FTC accords Google with special treatment not available to other companies.


US Government Slaps Google Again

The FTC just announced a settlement with Google, which the commission had been investigating for illegal, anti-competitive behaviour. And it’s mostly good news for everyone except Google: less patent warfare, less search engine bullying.


Report: Google's One Step Closer To Being Hit With An FTC Anti-Trust Case

According to Reuters, top brass at the FTC is convinced it should bring an antitrust case against Google. The writing’s been on the wall since last year, but it looks like things could finally be coming to a head.


FTC Hires Ace Prosecutor For Google Antitrust

The US Federal Trade Commission has signalled it means business in its proceedings against Google for antitrust violations. For the first time in five years, the agency has hired an outside litigator to lead the prosecution. No, it’s not Harvey Birdman.


US Department Of Justice Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Ebook Publishers And Apple

According to Bloomberg, the US Department of Justice just filed an antitrust lawsuit against Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Apple over the pricing of ebooks.


Apple Subpoenaed Over Google Search On iOS Devices

The US Federal Trade Commission has subpoenaed Apple as part of an antitrust probe of Google, in order to determine how search is incorporated into iOS devices. The request for information specifically asks for details about agreements that made Google the default search engine on Apple’s mobile devices.


Google's Getting Hit With A 400-Page Smackdown From The European Commission

The European Commission is the latest governing body to jump on the Google antitrust dogpile. According to the FT, it’s about to serve Google with a 400-page statement of objections, containing a litany of by-now familiar complaints.


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