A number of legal cases were brought forward by regulators this year, in a bid to hold major tech companies accountable.
It would be useful for China’s big tech firms to toe the party line. But the once mutually-beneficial relationship between these companies and the government is becoming increasingly strained.
In November 2020 photo, a demonstrator joins others outside of the home of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to protest what they say is Facebook spreading disinformation in San Francisco.
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American antitrust proceedings against Facebook represent a dramatic pivot, one that aligns the U.S. government with the global movement seeking greater public oversight of Big Tech.
Mark Zuckerberg’s own words are key evidence in the FTC lawsuit against Facebook.
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While relying on internal documents can be controversial, Zuckerberg’s emails are so detailed and specific that they’re impossible to ignore.
Big tech giants have become not just omnipresent but omnipowerful. Will their might be reined in in 2021?
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Tech giants are not just surviving the pandemic; they’re thriving. In 2021 and in the post-pandemic era, anti-trust regulations in tech must be revamped.
App developers are increasingly unhappy with what they see as Apple’s anti-competitive practices. The problem is, when it comes to Apple devices, there’s nowhere else to go but the App Store.
LSE is one of the six great powers in the world of stock exchanges.
To overcome the European Commission’s antitrust concerns about a dominant player in European bonds outside the EU, LSE is selling parts of the Italian Stock Exchange.
House lawmakers grilled these four CEOs on July 29.
As the government considers antitrust action against big US technology companies, a global business scholar identifies four myths that need busting first.
The lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James and 13 colleagues was the last roadblock to the merger.
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The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with lawmakers in Washington, DC.
Mark Zuckerberg’s recent meetings with US lawmakers suggests his company is worried about the growing number of investigations, regulations and fines it faces.
Google’s size isn’t the only reason way it exerts market power.
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US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech’s growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
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The US tech giants are increasingly in the EU’s regulatory crosshairs.
US President Donald Trump thinks the fine is political – but it’s just a different way of doing business.
After 10 years, could Apple finally be losing their control over the way apps are installed on their platform?
A law suit against Apple on antitrust grounds could force the company to open up its App Store. That could mean more exciting apps for consumers, but it could also make the system less secure.
Too big to like?
As Facebook grows and grows, it either drowns out or buys up the competition.
Amazon founder Jeff Besos.
How Jeff Bezos is plotting to take over the world – and why Amazon’s dominance in e-commerce could be a threat to innovation.
The business of sport in South Africa is coming under the focus of the Competition Commission on concerns that some practices may be uncompetitive.
Is it time for Congress to act?
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
Amazon may make it impossible for Whole Foods rivals to compete.
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The deal escaped scrutiny because the two aren’t direct competitors, yet Amazon’s huge marketing platform will help Whole Foods steamroll rivals. In the past, the Supreme Court has said this violates antitrust law.
European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has followed an antitrust enforcement strategy pioneered in the U.S.
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Europe’s approach to antitrust enforcement picks up where the US left off in the 1980s, when the view that breaking up monopolies hurt innovation took hold.