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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/31/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

In Bid for TikTok, Microsoft Flexes Its Power in Washington.  Microsoft’s quiet pursuit to buy TikTok suddenly appeared dead a month ago, when President Trump said he wanted to ban the popular social media app for national security reasons. So Brad Smith, the tech giant’s president, went to work. He...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/24/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Mark Zuckerberg Questioned Under Oath in F.T.C. Antitrust Inquiry.  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, answered questions under oath on multiple days this week as part of the Federal Trade Commission’s inquiry into whether the company broke antitrust laws, the company said on Thursday....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/17/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

U.S. appeals court reverses antitrust ruling against Qualcomm.  A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling against chip supplier Qualcomm Inc. in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals also vacated an injunction that would...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/10/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

U.S. judge ends decades-old movie theater rules governing Hollywood.  A federal judge on Friday granted the U.S. government’s request to immediately end the Paramount Decrees, a set of antitrust rules from the late 1940s and early 1950s that ended Hollywood’s monopoly on producing, distributing and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/3/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests.  Facebook is suing EU antitrust regulators for seeking information beyond what is necessary, including highly personal details, for their investigations into the company’s data and marketplace, the U.S. social media group said. Facebook...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/27/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

House panel reschedules Big Tech CEO hearing for Wednesday.  A congressional hearing on digital marketplace competition featuring the chief executives of four of the largest American tech companies has been rescheduled for Wednesday, a House subcommittee said on Saturday.  The CEOs of Facebook,...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/20/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

FTC considering deposing top Facebook executives in antitrust probe: WSJ.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering taking sworn testimony from Facebook Inc.’s top executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as a part of its probe into whether the company has engaged in unlawful monopolistic...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/13/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Uber, Postmates deal would dominate Los Angeles, Miami markets.  Uber Technologies Inc.’s plan to buy Postmates Inc. could pose problems in Miami and Los Angeles where the two dominate the food delivery market, according to antitrust experts who said it would be difficult to set up an asset sale to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/29/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection.  In a decision that could further embolden European governments to take on large tech platforms, Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/22/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Apple’s App Store Draws Antitrust Scrutiny in European Union.  Apple’s App Store helped usher in the smartphone economy, leading to the birth of now-ubiquitous services such as Instagram, Uber and Candy Crush, and providing a transformative new way for people to shop from their phones. But for...

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