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Topic: antitrust

EU antitrust chief hints at possible Apple Pay investigation

11/07/2019, 11:11 am

Apple Pay's introduction into the payments market has led to multiple "expressions of concern," the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has revealed, with comments about Apple's mobile payments service potentially leading the European Commission to take a closer look at how competition in the market is affected by its presence.

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Some Apple, FaceBook, Amazon, Google documents for US antitrust probe submitted

10/16/2019, 06:10 am

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has confirmed that Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all started sending data for examination -- but not everything that has been requested yet.

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Facebook to face DOJ antitrust investigation, report says

09/25/2019, 09:09 pm

Less than a month after a group of state attorneys general opened an investigation into Facebook over potential antitrust violations, a report on Wednesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice will soon begin its own inquiry into the social network's business practices.

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Antitrust committee demands Apple, Amazon, Facebook & Google internal documents

09/13/2019, 11:09 am

The House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee has sent letters requesting internal documentation and correspondence from four major tech giants in the US, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook.

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Google target of antitrust probe by 50 state attorneys general

09/09/2019, 03:09 pm

A group of 50 state attorneys general has commenced an antitrust probe into Google, examining whether the search giant is engaging in anti-competitive practices with regards to how it provides advertising services online.

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Google confirms antitrust investigation by DOJ

09/06/2019, 07:09 pm

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.

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NY Attorney General & 7 other states target Facebook in antitrust probe

09/06/2019, 10:09 am

A joint investigation has been launched against Facebook by the New York State Attorney General, probing the social network for potential antitrust violations, just two days after reports a similar action is being prepared against Google.

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Half the states in the US reportedly ready to launch Google antitrust investigation

09/04/2019, 08:09 am

Google is reportedly the target for an antitrust investigation that will be announced next week, a report claims, with more than half of the state attorneys general in the United States onboard.

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DOJ working with state attorneys general on big tech probe

08/20/2019, 08:08 pm

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.

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FTC chief open to tech company breakups over antitrust concerns

08/14/2019, 08:08 am

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons is open to the idea of breaking apart giant tech firms like Apple by undoing mergers, if it is determined large entities like Facebook are harming competition across the tech industry as a whole by being too dominant.

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Spotify may gain Siri voice commands soon, despite antitrust battle

08/13/2019, 02:08 pm

Spotify subscribers may soon be able to play their music via Siri voice commands, thanks to a set of tools released by Apple in June.

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Apple facing antitrust examination in Russia

08/08/2019, 06:08 am

Russia has joined the list of countries taking a look at alleged antitrust law violations by Apple, this time, over removal of parental monitoring applications from the App Store.

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Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty to 15% of revenue

08/02/2019, 01:08 pm

U.S. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new bill on Friday, the "Monopolization Deterrence Act," which if passed could impose stiffer penalties on companies like Apple and Facebook if they're caught in anticompetitive practices.

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Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro & the ARM Mac on the AppleInsider Podcast

07/26/2019, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, just how effective Facebook's $5 billion fine from the FTC will be, and the pending antitrust investigation into big tech companies.

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US states could also investigate Apple & others over antitrust concerns

07/26/2019, 07:07 am

The US Attorney General William Barr has met with a number of state attorneys general on Thursday to talk about Apple and other major tech firms, discussing the impact of the companies on competition and looking into antitrust motions against the firms.

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DOJ announces massive antitrust review examining Apple, Google & others

07/23/2019, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a long-anticipated antitrust review of major tech corporations, including the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Qualcomm may face second EU antitrust fine over price fight with Icera

07/17/2019, 05:07 pm

Already coping with a $1.1 billion ruling from 2018, Apple modem supplier Qualcomm is reportedly facing a second fine from the European Commission -- this time over its price war with Icera, later absorbed into Nvidia.

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Apple in Washington DC for House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing

07/16/2019, 09:07 am

Executives from Apple and other major tech companies will be answering questions from the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, as part of an investigation into whether dominant firms have too much control, and if there are antitrust concerns that should be addressed.

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Apple and other tech giants to testify to House antitrust panel next week

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

Representatives for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have been asked to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on July 16, addressing worries of diminishing competition amidst the mega corporations.

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