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Texas leads Republican attorneys general in new antitrust lawsuit against Google, targeting its advertising empire

Ten states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Wednesday, alleging the tech giant illegally sought to suppress competition and reap massive profits from targeted advertisements placed across the Web. The lawsuit — filed in a Texas federal court and backed exclusively by Republicans — strikes at […]

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How May Google Fight an Antitrust Case? Look at This Little-Noticed Paper

WASHINGTON — Google has largely stayed quiet about its conversations with federal investigators as the Justice Department has looked into whether the company abused its dominance of the online advertising market. But a little-noticed 67-page document sent to Australian regulators in May by Google’s advisers may provide clues to how the Silicon Valley titan intends […]

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs to testify before antitrust panel on July 27

(Reuters) — The chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet’s Google and Facebook will appear before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on July 27, the committee said in a statement on Monday. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook will appear before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part […]

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos signals openness to testify at congressional antitrust hearing

“Of course, we will need to resolve a number of questions regarding timing, format, and outstanding document production issues, all necessarily framed by the extraordinary demands of the global pandemic,” Amazon lawyers said in a letter sent Sunday and later obtained by The Post. “In addition, we think it bears emphasizing that other senior executives […]

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French antitrust watchdog hits Apple with its biggest fine ever: $1.2 billion

Enlarge / The Apple Park campus stands in this aerial photograph taken above Cupertino in October 2019. Sam Hall/Bloomberg via Getty Images Apple has been fined $ 1.2 billion by a French antitrust watchdog for anticompetitive activities. It is the largest fine ever processed by France’s antitrust regulators, and it follows eight years of preparation […]

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Google receives demand for documents from Justice Dept., acknowledging federal antitrust scrutiny

(Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News) September 6 at 6:05 PM Google said Friday that the Justice Department has requested records related to its prior antitrust investigations, marking the tech giant’s first major acknowledgment that it’s a subject of a federal competition probe. The civil-investigative demand — acknowledged in a securities filing and a blog post — comes […]

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Russia Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into App Restriction at Apple

SAN FRANCISCO — Russian officials opened an antitrust investigation into Apple for restricting and removing parental control apps from its App Store shortly after the company released its own competing service, the latest sign of the growing scrutiny of Silicon Valley’s power. Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service said late Thursday that it would investigate whether Apple […]