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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/19/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power. Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the breakup of big tech companies like Facebook. Regulators have opened investigations into Facebook’s power in social networking. Even one of Facebook’s own founders has laid out a case for why the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/12/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Japan's FTC investigating Apple over pressure on parts makers: Mainichi. Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc over its pressure on Japanese parts makers and whether it abused its power in violation of antimonopoly rules, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Tuesday. The investigation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/15/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/8/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. judge blocks Qualcomm effort to put antitrust ruling on hold.  A U.S. judge on Wednesday ruled against Qualcomm Inc.’s effort to block the implementation of a sweeping antitrust ruling against it as the mobile chip supplier pursues an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/1/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU antitrust regulators to investigate Broadcom, seek interim measures.  EU antitrust regulators opened on Wednesday an investigation into whether chipmaker Broadcom uses exclusivity restrictions to block rivals. The European Commission also said it plans to impose interim measures related to the TV and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/10/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Developers sue Apple over App Store practices.  Two app developers on Tuesday sued Apple Inc over its App Store practices, making claims similar to those in a lawsuit brought by consumers that the U.S. Supreme Court recently allowed to proceed. California-based app developer Donald R. Cameron and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/20/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

In setback for Apple, U.S. Supreme Court lets App Store antitrust suit proceed.  A divided U.S. Supreme Court last Monday gave the go-ahead to an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple Inc. of forcing consumers to overpay for iPhone software applications, a decision that could lead to billions of dollars in...

Will Apple’s Crackdown On Third-Party Apps Continue With iOS 13?

Posted  05/16/19
By Grant Petrosyan
Over the past year, Apple has removed or imposed restrictions on at least 11 of the 17 most downloaded screen-time and parental-control apps on the iOS App Store. Apple began its “crackdown” on this category of apps around the same time it released iOS 12, which introduced Apple’s own screen-time tracking tool, Screen Time. Next month, Apple will debut iOS 13. Bloomberg, CNET, and others have already provided...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/13/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. FTC Leaves La. Appraisers Board Defense Intact For Now.  The Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board will be able to argue that it made a good faith attempt to comply with federal law when a Federal Trade Commission challenge to its fee-setting rules goes to trial before an administrative law judge in...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/6/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Facebook Faces a Big Penalty, but Regulators Are Split Over How Big.  Facebook’s announcement in late April that it had set aside $3 billion to $5 billion to settle claims that it mishandled users’ personal data suggested a strong consensus by federal regulators that the social media giant needed to...
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