Panel steps up US antitrust probe with Big Tech request

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said documents being sought from Big Tech firms would enable the panel to move on its probe of whether they violated antitrust laws A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business […]

Amazon facing antitrust probe over its marketplace, report says

[ad_1] Amazon is reportedly facing a potential investigation of its marketplace by antitrust officials examining whether it’s using its influence to hurt competition. According to Bloomberg, investigators with the Federal Trade Commission have started interviewing small businesses about how much revenue they make on Amazon versus other online marketplaces like Walmart or eBay. Citing three […]

Google advertising practices targeted in antitrust probe

[ad_1] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, center, with District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, left, and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 on an antitrust investigation of big tech companies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) State attorneys general […]

Antitrust probe against Google launched by nearly all US states

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The top prosecutors for 50 U.S. states and territories on Monday launched an official investigation into Google, as the tech giant faces claims that it violates antitrust law and engages in monopolistic practices. Google “dominates all aspects of advertising on the internet and searching on the internet,” Texas Attorney General […]

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

[ad_1] District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (L) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak during the launch of an antitrust investigation into large tech companies outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all US states announced an […]

Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen

[ad_1] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 on an antitrust investigation of big tech companies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across […]

State attorneys general teaming up on antitrust probes of Facebook and Google

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Tech giants Facebook and Google are facing more scrutiny into their business practices. A multi-state antitrust investigation, led by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, is focusing on “Facebook’s dominance in the industry and the potential anticompetitive conduct stemming from that dominance,” she said Friday. Other states involved in […]

States expected to target Google in new antitrust probe

[ad_1] In this May 1, 2019, file photo a man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco. A group of states are expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday, Sept. 9, to investigate whether the tech company has become too big. (AP […]

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms. New York state Attorney General Letitia James announced the action on behalf of seven other states and the District of Columbia […]

DoJ seeks Google records as US states launch antitrust probe of Big Tech

[ad_1] Lawmakers and activists have raised concerns about the growing dominance of online giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in key segments of the digital economy The US Department of Justice has asked Google to provide records on past investigations, as part of its extensive probe of tech giants over possible anti-competitive practices, the […]