Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice over potential antitrust violations, confirming suspicions that it would be a target in the government's wide-roving review of tech companies.
As part of an investigation into potential weapons export violations, the U.S. Department of Justice is demanding both Apple and Google furnish user information for a rifle scope monitoring and control app, a move that could impact well over 10 thousand people.
The U.S. Department of Justice is consulting a group of state attorneys general on what promises to be a wide-ranging antitrust probe into major technology industry firms Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
A small but significant condition of the Justice Department approving Sprint and T-Mobile's merger is that the combined entity — and Dish, which is being turned into a fourth national carrier — must support eSIM technology.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has approved a proposed $26 billion-plus merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, though with major concessions, and a lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general still pending. [Updated with Dish's multi-billion payouts]
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily halt enforcement of an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, citing the necessity of the company in 5G networking, and support from both the Energy Department and Defense Department.
Dish, T-Mobile, and the U.S. Department of Justice are reportedly near a compromise deal for T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint, which if completed, would see Dish become a national wireless carrier.
The head of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust efforts, Makan Delrahim, drew comparisons on Tuesday between past monopolies like AT&T and the state of the modern tech industry, including companies like Apple and Google.
Democratic Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is urging the chief of the Justice Department's antitrust division to recuse himself from investigations into Apple and Google, noting that he has lobbied for both corporations in the past.
The U.S. Department of Justice has received jurisdiction to launch a probe into Apple's businesses practices as part of a wider review of antitrust concerns involving large technology companies like Google.
Amazon and Google could soon be facing increased antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice — and more tech company monitoring actions are expected.
The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's search and related business practices, with the probe coming years after the Federal Trade Commission closed its own probe into the internet giant with no tangible results.