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.
Google employees may be getting a free lunch, but not its customers.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.
Apple’s iPod revolutionized the music business. Will its streaming service do it again?
Online streaming offers benefits for consumers and the companies providing the service, but thus far it hasn't been paid off for artists.
The European Commission is taking a much tougher line on Google than the FTC did.
The EU is accusing Google of abusing its dominance in search, yet a similar antitrust case in the US led to a settlement. What counts for the divergent outcomes?
In Monopol-e-Commerce, who plays the hat, and who gets the boot?
Legal moves against Google are a major step, with implications that will stretch across the industry.
Business as usual for European commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager.
The EU's antitrust case against Russian energy giant Gazprom is about competition, but has many political elements to it too.
Microsoft and China used to get along.
China’s raft of anti-monopoly investigations has become a source of growing controversy. Given that the targets are often American or European firms, much of the debate inevitably surrounds what the real…
Google has you in a filter bubble and you might not even know it.
After a long investigation, Google has finally reached a settlement with the European Commission about how it presents search results. The Commission had started investigating Google in the first place…
A “substantial portion” of claims in private lawsuits against the banks involved in the LIBOR scandal have been dismissed by the US Federal District Court.
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The major banks implicated in the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) manipulation scandal received a major boost in their ongoing litigation strategies with the dismissal of large components of a consolidated…
Will a US$732 million penalty be enough to dissuade Microsoft from violating antitrust settlements in the future?
When large corporations can shrug off financial penalties and seem indifferent to reputational damage because they’ve captured the consumers, you might wonder about the true cost of broken promises in…