antitrust

Antitrust mania sweeps Washington as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple all face probes

The Trump administration and many Republicans in Congress believe that Silicon Valley is biased against conservatives. Democrats are angry about privacy issues, the 2016 election and the perceived arrogance of technology executives in the face of their criticisms. Other critics of “big tech” believe that there’s too much power concentrated in too few companies. In …

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Here Are Travel’s Big Winners in an Antitrust Crackdown on Big Tech – Skift

Suddenly there is a glimmer of hope that the travel industry can get some relief from nearly mandatory fees: paying for ads in Google search and in its hotel and flights shopping services to get visibility. That’s because Google, Facebook, and Amazon could reportedly face tough antitrust enforcement from U.S. regulators, as well as an …

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Reports: Google, Amazon to face new antitrust inquiries in changed political climate

After almost two years of investigation and intense lobbying, the FTC closed its antitrust investigation of Google in January 2013. Google made some concessions but escaped significant penalties, with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz declaring at the time, “The law protects competition not competitors.” DOJ and FTC divide up Google, Amazon. But almost from the moment …

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Yelps says Google trying to bring back ‘discredited’ rival links EU antitrust remedy

Google is reportedly seeking to avoid further European antitrust penalties in shopping search by testing out a new link placement to drive traffic to competitors’ sites. Yelp has strongly criticized the proposal, saying it represents a resuscitation of an earlier approach that was rejected. Google antitrust backstory. In 2017, the European Commission (EC) fined Google roughly $2.7 billion for …

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