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Big Tech isn't "home free" with Biden presidency, professor says

"I think Mr. Biden is less strident than Mr. Trump is. But Mr. Biden won't lay off a lot.," says Erik Gordon of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
President-elect Joe Biden waves to supporters as he leaves The Queen theater after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on Nov. 9, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over use of data

Nov 10, 2020
The EU’s executive commission accuses Amazon of using data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants using its platform.
European Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on an antitrust case with the multinational technology company, Amazon website at the European Commission in Brussels on Nov. 10, 2020.
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Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google

Oct 20, 2020
It could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of Apple, Amazon and Facebook.
The Justice Department claims Google abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.
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What would Google be without Chrome?

Oct 13, 2020
Politico reports that Google may be forced to sell its web browser as part of an antitrust investigation.
Google's Chrome, created in 2008, dominates the search engine market.
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House report says Big Tech companies have "too much power"

Oct 7, 2020
The House report calls for the biggest changes in decades in how the government regulates and prevents monopolies.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference on Capitol Hill in July.
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Fortnite maker sues Apple, Google after its app was removed from stores

Epic Games is arguing the tech giants shouldn’t be able to force app makers to fork over a cut of revenues from in-app purchases.
Fortnite is suing Google and Apple over revenue cuts the tech giants take from purchases on their respective mobile app stores.
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Are the Big Tech companies breaking antitrust rules? Their CEOs testify before Congress.

Members of Congress believe that these companies are abusing their power. But have they done anything illegal?
This composite photo shows, from left to right, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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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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