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Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for Justice post

Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

EU court to rule on Google’s $2.8 billion EU antitrust fine on November 10

Europe’s second-top court will rule on Google’s challenge against a 2.4 billion euro (approximately $2.8 billion) EU antitrust fine on Nov. 10, the first of a trio of c...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Google and Facebook were hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and abusing the...

Platform News: Google

Dozens of US states sue Google alleging antitrust violations

Dozens of US state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against Alphabet Inc’s Google, according to an entry in the court docket.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google reports soaring attrition among Black women

Workers identifying as “Black+” or “Latinx+” left Alphabet Inc’s Google at higher rates last year than in 2019, the company has said.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

US Justice Department says Google depositions should be in person

An attorney for the US Justice Department has said that he wanted depositions planned for August in an antitrust lawsuit against Google to be live rather than on Zoom.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Big Tech wins two battles in fight with US antitrust enforcers

Facebook Inc won two big fights with antitrust enforcers – and joined the $1 trillion club for market capitalization – as a federal judge threw out two lawsuits against...

Joe Biden

White House order pushes antitrust enforcement throughout US economy

The Biden-Harris White House is working on an antitrust executive order that aims to push government agencies to consider how their decisions will impact competition in an industry...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US panel votes yes on ‘break ’em up’ antitrust bill

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to require Big Tech platforms to choose between running a platform and competing on it, wrapping up two days of votes that...

Jio Platforms

Google expands Jio partnership with Indian smartphone, cloud tie-ups

Google deepened its partnership with Reliance Jio with an “ultra-affordable” smartphone which could connect hundreds of millions of customers to high-speed mobile data ...

European Union

National antitrust watchdogs want more say in enforcing EU tech rules

German and French antitrust watchdogs and their counterparts in the other 25 EU countries argued for a bigger role in enforcing proposed tough new rules reining in Alphabet unit Go...

US House of Representatives

US House panel approves higher merger fees and bigger enforcement budgets

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to approve a bill to increase the budgets of antitrust enforcers and increase fees on the biggest mergers as the panel con...

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German competition watchdog launches Apple investigation

Apple became the fourth major digital company to face closer scrutiny from Germany’s antitrust watchdog after the cartel office said it had launched an investigation into whe...

Lina Khan FTC

Big Tech critic Lina Khan becomes FTC chair in the US

Lina Khan, an antitrust researcher focused on Big Tech’s immense market power, was sworn in on Tuesday as chair of the US Federal Trade Commission, a victory for progressives...