Antitrust

Facebook Owner Meta Must Sell Giphy, U.K. Antitrust Regulator Rules

The U.K.'s competition regulator ordered Facebook’s parent company, Meta, to sell the animated image-sharing platform Giphy on Tuesday, a move that is set to unwind an 19 month-old acquisition and deal a blow to the recently rebranded company.

Apple loses appeal in epic battle against payment monopoly

A US federal judge has denied Apple’s request for a pause on a previous court order forcing the company to allow app makers to implement their own payment systems, after the tech giant was sued over alleged antitrust violations.

Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name

Mark Zuckerberg wants to be known for building the metaverse

Pfizer Lobbying Hits Decade High as DOZENS of High-Profile Political Appointees Become Big Pharma Reps.

Republicans and Democrats alike are now working for the Big Pharma lobby.

How Mass Tech Surveillance Could Turn Us All Into Britney Spears

When one’s livelihood and privileges depend on submission to constant monitoring, you have to wonder how long Americans will have the choice to opt out.

Google facing another EU antitrust probe over market dominance

According to an MLex reporter’s tweet on Thursday, the European Commission (EC) is to investigate whether Google forced device manufacturers to install Google Assistant as the default voice software on Android devices.

The Epic v. Google lawsuit finally makes sense

Google pulled every trick it could, an unredacted complaint alleges

FTC accuses Facebook of “buy or bury” scheme in new antitrust complaint

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday took a second shot at alleging Facebook is an illegal monopoly in a new complaint that accuses the social media company of buying up potential competitors or thwarting their access to the platform.

Google Fined $593 Million By French Antitrust Regulators

Antitrust regulators in France fined Google $593 million (€500 million) on Monday for failing to cut a deal with local publishers who wanted to host their news material on its platform.

36 states, DC sue Google, alleging antitrust violations in app store

The attorneys general of 36 states and Washington, D.C., sued Google Wednesday, alleging the company’s control over its Android app store violates antitrust laws.

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