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Justice Department homing in on Google Ad Manager in antitrust probe

The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) is talking with multiple publishers and ad-tech companies as it scrutinizes Google’s third-party ad tools, as part of the DOJ’s antitrust investigation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Companies the DOJ has reached out to include the New York Times, Gannett, Condé Nast, Oracle, Yelp and DuckDuckGo among several others. …

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European antitrust chief says Google's auction-based shopping remedy not working

European antitrust chief says Google’s auction-based shopping remedy not working

European antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said yesterday at a conference that Google’s efforts to drive more traffic to European comparison shopping rivals have essentially failed. This is a reversal of her previous, qualified support for the changes Google made in response to a European Commission finding in 2017 that the company had “abused its market …

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Justice Department launches antitrust probe of Big Tech

The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It comes as a growing number of lawmakers have called for stricter regulation of or even breaking up the big tech companies, which have come under intense …

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Facebook antitrust probe grows to 47 attorneys general

The Washington Post first reported on the states’ interest in joining the investigation. Will Castleberry, vice president for state and local policy at Facebook, said in a statement that the company would work “constructively with state attorneys general.” He added, “People have multiple choices for every one of the services we provide.” The update on …

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Nearly Every State Is Investigating Facebook For Potential Antitrust Violations

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin California has not publicly said whether it would join the investigation. Chesnot / Getty Images Topline: New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that 47 states are now investigating Facebook for possible antitrust violations, ramping up the legal pressure on the social network as bipartisan …

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Facebook tops revenue estimates as FTC opens new antitrust probe

Facebook Inc. is still adding users and exceeding analysts’ estimates for advertising sales, showing that the size and power of its social network have so far been unhindered by new regulatory constraints and criticism of its business model. In its second-quarter earnings report, the company also disclosed that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which earlier …

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US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in ‘first part’ of 2020

  By Mikey Campbell Friday, October 18, 2019, 01:39 pm PT (04:39 pm ET) The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to deliver a final report on an investigation into potential antitrust breaches by big technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, in the first part of 2020. Antitrust panel chair Rep. David …

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Facebook founder Chris Hughes joins George Soros, Pierre Omidyar in $10 million antitrust effort

Hughes and the organization he co-chairs, the Economic Security Project, are set to announce Thursday the launch of a $10 million “anti-monopoly fund.” Backed by a series of high-profile philanthropies, including the George Soros-financed Open Society Foundations and the Omidyar Network, created by a founder of eBay, the new effort aims to shine a spotlight …

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Roughly 40 state attorneys general plan to take part in Facebook antitrust probe

The people requested anonymity to discuss the investigation because such inquiries are confidential. The people said that New York continues to solicit support from other states, meaning the number could grow before it is formally announced. A spokesperson for James in New York declined to comment. On Monday, Facebook pointed to its previous statement from …

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House lawmakers ask Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to turn over trove of records in antitrust probe

Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.), left, chair of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, speaks alongside Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) during a hearing with representatives from major tech companies July 16 on Capitol Hill. (Patrick Semansky/AP) A congressional antitrust investigation into Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google entered a new phase Friday, after lawmakers called …

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House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms

Congress showed the breadth of its investigation into the big tech companies on Friday, making a public demand for scores of documents, including the personal emails and other communications from dozens of top executives. Republicans and Democrats alike on the House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the market power and behavior of the companies, sent …

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Will the big multi-state antitrust investigation of Google affect marketers? – Econsultancy

On Monday, the rumors of a large state-led antitrust investigation of Google were confirmed when the attorneys general of 48 US states and two territories announced that they are launching a multi-state, bipartisan investigation of the search giant’s businesses. “There is nothing wrong with a business becoming the biggest game in town if it does …

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