Initial Ofcom findings suggest companies shared pricing information.
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After a wide-ranging 16-month investigation, a congressional subcommittee examining dominance in the technology industry last week recommended more than two dozen updates to the U.S. antitrust system, including implementing nondiscrimination rules that would limit “preferential or discriminatory treatment” by dominant platforms. But such rules can be hard to enforce, experts said, and attempts by the European Union to spur competition with Google through measures of this sort have fallen short. “We’re thrilled with the report. We think now the question is, What are they going to do about it?” said Kamyl Bazbaz, vice president of communications at DuckDuckGo, a competing… This story continues at The Next Web
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Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge It’s Friday, which means there’s a new episode of The Verge’s flagship podcast The Vergecast. Hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to the various Verge reporters who have been closely following the three biggest tech stories this week for an in-depth discussion. First up, Quibi, the short-form video streaming service, announced it was shutting down after only debuting 6 months ago. Verge reporter Julia Alexander stops by to discuss the many possible reasons for Quibi’s demise and who is taking the blame. Senior reporter Adi Robertson then joins in to talk about the antitrust charges Google is now facing from the Department of Justice. Adi breaks down what the specific charges are, Google’s reaction, and what means for the future of... Continue reading…
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This week, we examine the possible implications of the US government’s complaint against Google, and how it could impact consumer technology.
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Mozilla, maker of Firefox, this week issued a carefully-worded statement that implied it might be harmed by "collateral damage" if the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) wins its recently-revealed antitrust lawsuit against search giant Google.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Some state AGs feel US govt lawsuit is limited, tech groups worry about implications Analysis  The US government finally unveiled its antitrust case against Google on Tuesday, accusing the tech giant of abusing its monopoly of the search and search ad market to keep out competition.…
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Search engine giant has officially become 1990s Microsoft Analysis  The US Department of Justice has launched its long-awaited antitrust action against Google, accusing the tech giant of unlawfully protecting its search monopoly through “anti-competitive and exclusionary practices.”…
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'I didn’t realise that our success would lead to government attention' Microsoft co-founder and long-serving ex-CEO Bill Gates has admitted naivety in his dealings with Washington around the software giant’s fabled antitrust case with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).…
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Aside from Google, Sims likewise included Facebook in a bid change how the two companies source their journalistic content and deliver them to their users.
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Legal experts point to the fact that it may be difficult to show Google's conduct was illegal under the longstanding "consumer welfare" standard.
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Key Insights: Google is fulfilling its brand promise, even if some see it as a necessary evil. Google has come out swinging in the face of antitrust claims. Almost immediately after the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against Google over its alleged monopoly in search and search advertising on Tuesday, the tech giant...
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The Justice Department lawsuit could lead to the break-up of an iconic company that has become all but synonymous with the internet
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Google thinks it will win but the DOJ used these arguments successfully before. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
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Yes, it's a major suit and a major step—but what does it actually mean for anyone?
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