Tag Archives: antitrust

Don’t Be Fooled by Big Tech’s Anti-China Sideshow 

During Wednesday’s antitrust hearing, tech CEOs leaned into the same pernicious argument to distract from the fact that US tech companies do bad things too.

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‘Big companies aren’t bad’: Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs to testify in historic antitrust hearing 

Chief executives of Amazon, Google and Apple will also testify as part of a high-powered investigation of the tech industry“Companies aren’t bad just because they are big,” Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to tell Congress on Wednesday, as the world’s most powerful technology companies face a historic investigation into their size and power.Zuckerbe […]

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Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai Face Lawmakers’ Antitrust Concerns 

Top executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will appear at a House antitrust hearing on Wednesday. They’re expected to face questions about whether their companies have become too powerful and dominant. WSJ’s Jason Bellini reports. Photo composite: Sharon Shi

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Slack has filed an antitrust complaint over Microsoft Teams in the EU 

Workplace instant messaging platform Slack has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in the European Union accusing the tech giant of unfairly bundling its rival Teams product with its cloud-based productivity suite. A spokeswoman for the Commission’s competition division confirmed receipt of a complaint, telling us via email: “We confirm that we re […]

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Italy is launching an antitrust investigation into Amazon and Apple 

Amazon and Apple are facing more antitrust accusations. This time, Italy is investigating. Authorities want to know whether the two companies agreed to prevent retailers who are not part of Apple’s official program to sell Apple products and Beats he…

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Apple wins appeal against EU’s $14.9 billion tax bill 

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The EU’s second-highest court has overturned a ruling that ordered Apple to pay a record €13 billion ($14.9 billion) in back taxes to the Irish government. The ruling was originally made by the European Commission in 2016 and was seen as a significant win for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s antitrust chief. Vestager concl […]

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The antitrust case against Google is gathering steam 

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Let’s spend a few minutes today catching up on the antitrust inquiries into Google. There are investigations related to competition underway against most of the biggest tech giants – Apple, Facebook, and Amazon face similar inquiries, and their CEOS are scheduled to join Sundar Pichai for a virtual hearing with the Hou […]

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This Week in Apps: WWDC20 highlights, App Store antitrust issues, tech giants clone TikTok 

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per […]

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