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Antitrust

  1. just asking questions
    Tim Wu on How Enforcing Competition Law Could Have Stopped Big TechHis new book argues that it’s time to revive the trustbusting tradition.
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    Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s LearnedMargrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, talks about fighting back against tech’s largest and most powerful companies.
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    E.U.’s Biggest and Baddest Antitrust Enforcer Pokes at AmazonMargrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, takes an initial look at how Amazon uses data from its marketplace.
  4. Court Approves AT&T’s Merger With Time WarnerThe decision is likely to spur a wave of other mergers throughout the (already heavily consolidated) media industry.
  5. AT&T Gave Trump’s Lawyer $600,000 to Help Get Its Merger ApprovedOr, as Michael Cohen’s contract with the telecom giant put it, to assist with “regulatory policy development.”
  6. Per One Survey, Majority of U.S. Supports Regulating Tech CompaniesIn just three months, public sentiment has nearly reversed on whether technology companies should be regulated.
  7. How Payoffs to Apple Got a Chipmaker a $1.2 Billion FineThe EU slaps chipmaker Qualcomm with a hefty fine for paying Apple to be its exclusive supplier.
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    The Internet Can Save Itself From Ajit Pai. Just Not Here.Ajit Pai may be right that ending net neutrality will increase competition. Just not the competition he wants.
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    Can Facebook and Google Be Disrupted?Or have they grown too big for unpopularity?
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    The Pro-Antitrust Congressman From Monopoly-Friendly Silicon ValleyRising Democratic star Ro Khanna is one of the loudest voices on antitrust — while coming from one of the most monopoly-friendly districts in the U.S.
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    6 Ways to Fix Silicon Valley, Open Up the Internet, and Save the Middle ClassStop Facebook from spying on us, don’t let Amazon sell groceries, and jail executives who collude to lower workers’ pay.
  12. Keith Ellison Wants to Know Exactly How Bad Mergers Have Been for the PublicA day after Aetna and CVS announce their intent to merge, the newly formed “Antitrust Caucus” is pushing its first bill.
  13. The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on the Rule of Law Is Actually GoodIn blocking the AT&T–Time Warner merger, the Justice Department appears to be doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
  14. Google Fined $2.7 Billion by the EUThe new ruling could change how tech companies operate overseas.
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    Is Facebook a Monopoly? Just Ask SnapchatInstagram’s Stories are now more popular than the app it ripped off.
  16. Aetna to Feds: Give Us Our Merger or Obamacare Gets ItThe Obama administration rejected the merger anyway. Aetna exited Obamacare in 11 states this week.
  17. Deliverance
    Seamless-GrubHub Delivery Juggernaut Agrees to End Exclusivity ArrangementsDinner checks and balances in action.
  18. U.S. Not Screwing Around in Google Antitrust Investigation The F.T.C. has hired a big-shot outside lawyer.
  19. U.S. Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-book PricesAs threatened, the Justice Department filed their antitrust suit.
  20. Apple, Publishers Getting Sued Because E-Books Are a Rip-OffThe Justice Department is planning an antitrust case.
  21. Google Hires Big (Lobbying) Guns for Antitrust FightGuess everyone’s just jealous they don’t have a carving station in their cafeteria or free everything.
  22. The New Robber Barons: Google and Apple Go the Way of Standard Oil [Updated]How the tech industry is like a game of Monopoly.
  23. Microsoft Tries to Give Google a Taste of Its Own Antitrust MedicineHow do you like them apples?
  24. Google Doesn’t Sound Very Sorry It Pushed Down Competitors’ Search ResultsBut it should be.
  25. Europe Has a Problem With Google’s Total Internet DominationThe European Commission launches an antitrust investigation into Google.