Tag: Anti-Competition Issues

Apple’s hot antitrust autumn: Storm clouds are forming from multiple directions

A decision in a landmark antitrust legal case could come by the end of the month, but that is far from the only concern bearing...

Netflix lays out mobile games plan that could set a collision course with Apple

Netflix Inc.’s its expansion into videogames offers a tantalizing upside for the streaming pioneer, but also sets up a potential confrontation with Apple Inc. “We...

FTC has a chance for a do-over in its ‘fiasco’ antitrust case against Facebook, legal experts contend

Could the second time be the charm for the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust pursuit of Facebook Inc.? Legal experts aren’t so sure. The...

Amazon investors reject New York retirement fund’s call for a racial-equity audit, 10 other shareholder proposals

Amazon.com Inc. investors rejected all 11 shareholder proposals at the company’s annual meeting this week, but vote totals released Friday show that a significant number...

Tim Cook to be Apple’s star witness Friday as antitrust trial wraps up

Apple Inc. is saving its most powerful witness for last. Chief Executive Tim Cook is scheduled to take the stand Friday to wrap up Apple’s...

Epic takes aim at Apple’s financial advantage in App Store model

Define the market, then follow the money. This was the crux of Epic Games Inc.’s legal argument much of Monday, and in all likelihood most...

Apple vs. Epic: Why cloud gaming became a hot topic at landmark antitrust trial

The headlines in week one of the Epic Games Inc.-Apple Inc. trial were mostly about exorbitant commission fees charged by the App Store. But a...

Apple hit with landmark antitrust charges in Europe over App Store practices

Apple has been charged with abusing its dominant position in the music-streaming market by imposing restrictive rules on the App Store, in a landmark move...

Google ad sales push Alphabet earnings to record, stock heads toward new high

Google parent Alphabet Inc. rang up record profits for a third straight quarter during the pandemic, catapulting shares 5% toward a record stock high in...

Google’s new advertising technology is under investigation over competition concerns from U.K. regulator

Google’s proposed digital advertising tool is being investigated over competition concerns, adding a new weight to the burden of antitrust issues facing the technology giant...

States sue Google, adding to antitrust woes for search giant

The antitrust heat on Google is increasing. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Twitter that his office expected to file an antitrust lawsuit against...

Why Amazon ‘was invented for the pandemic,’ and how AWS could be the most valuable company in the world

New York University Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway previously believed Amazon.com Inc. would outlive the other biggest companies in tech. The COVID-19 pandemic...

Incoming White House chief of staff Klain has ties to tech world

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Ronald Klain as his White House Chief of Staff, who is no stranger to Silicon Valley. Getty Images Incoming White...

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google all produce record sales amid Big Tech backlash

Federal antitrust charges against Alphabet Inc.’s Google; advertiser and user boycotts of Facebook Inc.; increasing scrutiny of Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. by the news...

Google investors: Unsure about what to do amid antitrust charges? Well, better get used to it

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Associated Press Alphabet Inc. investors have been through government investigations before and not suffered too much damage, but now...

Alphabet Q2 results show ad spending is still in a rut

Google parent Alphabet Inc. met street expectations Thursday despite a dip in advertising that bedeviled the company for a second straight quarter. The company GOOGL,...

Big Tech painted as the railroad barons of the digital age in antitrust hearing

For the most part — if you could tune out the political grandstanding that had nothing to do with antitrust — Wednesday’s congressional hearing on...