Antitrust

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Facebook’s Kustomer deal set to face EU antitrust investigation

Facebook’s acquisition of US customer service start-up Kustomer is set to trigger a full-scale EU antitrust investigation next month, three people familiar with the matter sa...

Platform News: Facebook

Judge grants FTC more time to file amended complaint against Facebook

A judge in the United States has given the Federal Trade Commission until August the 19th to file an amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc, an extension o...

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...

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Facebook seeks US FTC Chair Lina Khan’s recusal in antitrust case

Facebook has asked for the recusal of Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan from the FTC’s antitrust case against the company, a step that could imperil the agency’s...

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.

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Chinese antitrust regulator to block Tencent’s videogaming merger

China’s antitrust regulator is set to formally block Tencent’s plan to merge the country’s top two videogame streaming sites, Huya and DouYu, three people familia...

Platform News: Didi

Didi app takedown may hit revenue, other US-listed Chinese firms probed

Ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc said a regulatory order that its app be removed from app stores in China could hurt revenue, while other newly US-listed Chinese firms also found...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon says FTC should take new chair off its cases

Amazon.com filed a petition asking for Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to be recused on antitrust matters related to the online retail giant, according to documents ...

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: Google

Google deal with French publishers on hold pending antitrust decision

Google has put on hold a preliminary deal with some French publishers to pay for news content as it awaits an antitrust decision that could set the tone for copyright talks on onli...

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...

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Facebook hits $1 trillion market cap after judge rejects antitrust complaints

A US judge dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc that sought to force the social media company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, saying the federal co...

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...

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