Senate subcommittee considers whether giant tech companies have too much power

Sep 18, 2019
Do giant tech companies require more oversight?
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Big Tech faces antitrust questions on Capitol Hill

Jul 16, 2019
The panel in the House Antitrust Committee comes amid bipartisan scrutiny of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple.
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Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May 22, 2019
A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out rivals in the cellphone chip market and charged excessive royalties to cellphone manufacturers such as Apple.
Attendees wait in line for a 5G exhibition at the Qualcomm booth during CES 2019 consumer electronics show, on January 10, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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An argument against Big Tech being so big

Nov 13, 2018
A former senior advisor to the FTC makes the case.
An Apple laptop sits on a podium with the Google logo during a Google special event in 2010 in San Francisco.
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"The government is often the underdog," the U.S. assistant attorney general says

Makan Delrahim talks about the Justice Department's losing bid to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, along with other antitrust cases.
“We don't have a 24-hour dedicated news channel to go out and spin your case to the American public and judges and others as some merging parties might,” says Makan Delrahim, pictured above at the Aspen Ideas Festival, of the loss of the AT&T-Time Warner case.
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Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

Jun 12, 2018
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without adding major conditions to the deal.
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What’s behind Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto?

May 30, 2018
A whopping $66 billion deal in the agribusiness space just won the approval of antitrust regulators in Washington, D.C. That clears the way for German behemoth Bayer to acquire St. Louis-based Monsanto. Monsanto has for years ridden the success of…

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Sprint and T-Mobile have to sell $26.5 billion deal to antitrust cops

A merger between the two companies could mean higher prices for you.
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Early decision college process faces DOJ scrutiny

Apr 16, 2018
Early admission can give students an edge and colleges some welcome certainty.
A   video  screenshot of Rylee Hickman, a high school senior in St. Petersburg, Florida, awaiting an early decision message from Cornell University.
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Why Broadcom buying Qualcomm is making people nervous

Mar 5, 2018
The potential merger would be the biggest the tech industry has seen.
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