Big Tech’s $95 Million Lobbying May Be Close to Scuttling Antitrust Bill

Congress is trying to pass an antitrust bill that would significantly alter the tech landscape, but Big Tech has spent $95 million to scuttle it.

DOJ May Launch Antitrust Suit Against Apple

The Department of Justice (DOJ) may be close to launching an antitrust lawsuit against Apple after a years-long investigation.

Microsoft Hit With EU Antitrust Complaint Over Its Cloud Business

Microsoft has been hit with an antitrust complaint regarding its cloud business in the EU, as rivals try to compete against the second-largest cloud provider.

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Ban Mergers Over $5 Billion

US Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Mondaire Jones have introduced bills to ban corporate mergers over $5 billion.

Google Under Closer Scrutiny From German Antitrust Watchdog

Google has been labeled a company of “paramount significance” by the German antitrust watchdog, opening the door for more scrutiny.

Italy Fines Amazon $1.3 Billion For Antitrust Violations

Italian regulators have fined Amazon $1.3 billion for promoting third-party sellers that buy its extra services over other sellers.

Lawsuit Sheds a Light on Google Play Store Revenue

A lawsuit accusing Google of antitrust behavior in respect to its Play Store is shedding light on how much revenue it brings in, to the tune of $11.2 billion.

Facebook and Giphy Used Legal Loophole to Close Deal

Giphy used a legal loophole to help Facebook purchase it without drawing regulatory scrutiny.

Amazon Warning Sellers About Congress’ Antitrust Efforts

Amazon is contacting third-party sellers to warn them of how impending action by Congress could impact them.

Biden Will Nominate Long-Time Google Foe to Lead DOJ Antitrust Efforts

In a worrisome sign for Big Tech, President Joe Biden plans to nominate Jonathan Kanter, a long-time Google foe, to head the DOJ antitrust division.

37 States and D.C. Sue Google for Alleged Play Store Antitrust Issues

A coalition of 37 states, plus the District of Columbia, have sued Google over alleged antitrust violations with its Play Store.

FTC Scrutinizing Amazon’s MGM Acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission is planning to review Amazon’s acquisition of MGM at a time when Big Tech is facing increased scrutiny.

EU Investigating Google’s Ad Business

On the heels of reports the EU was preparing to investigate Google’s ad business, the EU Commission has opened a formal investigation.

EU Poised to Investigate Google’s Adtech Business

Fresh on the heels of a French investigation into Google’s advertising business, the company may be facing an even bigger threat in the form of an EU investigation.

Antitrust Bill Would Prevent Apple From Preinstalling Its Own Apps

A bill introduced by the US House would prohibit Apple and Google from preinstalling their own apps, in an effort to reign in Big Tech.

D.C. AG Launches Antitrust Suit Against Amazon

Washington, D.C. Atorney General Karl A. Racine has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon for anticompetitive practices and price-fixing.

Daily Mail Newspaper Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

The Daily Mail has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the search giant wields too much advertising power and newspapers see little in return.

Senator Josh Hawley’s Antitrust Bill Would Hurt Startups More Than Big Tech

Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill Monday aimed at addressing antitrust concerns, but it may do more harm than good.

FTC Abandons Qualcomm Antitrust Case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has abandoned its antitrust case against Qualcomm, despite believing the company is guilty.

Tim Wu, the Man Who Coined ‘Net Neutrality,’ Joins Biden Administration

Tim Wu is joining the Biden administration, likely signaling increased scrutiny for Big Tech.