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4 More States Join DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Targeting Apple
June 11, 2024

Four more states have joined the Department of Justice’s civil antitrust lawsuit alleging that Apple monopolizes smartphone markets. The attorneys general of Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada and Washington joined 15 other states, the District of Columbia and the DOJ as co-plaintiffs in the suit, the Justice...

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Big Tech Asks India to Reconsider Antitrust Law
May 28, 2024

Lobbyists representing U.S. tech giants reportedly asked India to reexamine a proposed antitrust law. The companies said regulations forbidding data use and preferential treatment of partners could drive up user costs, Reuters reported Tuesday (May 28), citing a letter from a lobbying group representing Amazon,...

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Live Nation May Face Antitrust Lawsuit
April 15, 2024

Live Nation reportedly may be facing an antitrust lawsuit as early as May. The Justice Department is preparing to sue the concert promotion and ticketing company after investigating its size and negotiating power in its field, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Monday (April 15). The suit...

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Epic Games Asks Judge to Require Google to Allow Competition
April 12, 2024

Epic Games proposed Thursday (April 11) that a federal judge require Google to allow greater competition in the distribution of apps for the Android mobile platform. This proposal, which was put forward in a court filing, follows a jury verdict in December 2023 that found...

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Abandoned Grab-Delivery Hero Deal Got Attention of Singapore Regulator
April 01, 2024

A now-abandoned deal between two food delivery giants got the attention of Singapore’s competition watchdog. The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) said Monday (April 1) that it opened an investigation into Singapore-based delivery/ride-hailing giant Grab Holdings’ plans to acquire Delivery Hero’s business in Southeast Asia. “At the time, CCCS...

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Authorities Search Booking.com Offices in Italy in Antitrust Probe
March 22, 2024

Italian authorities carried out inspections at the premises of Booking.com (Italia), the local company supporting Booking.com in Italy, Thursday (March 21) as part of an antitrust investigation. The inspections were done by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) and the Special Antitrust Unit of the Italian Financial Police, AGCM said in...

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Report: DOJ’s Apple Antitrust Suit Could Land Thursday
March 21, 2024

The Justice Department’s antitrust suit against Apple could reportedly arrive as soon as Thursday (March 21). That’s according to a report by Bloomberg News, citing sources familiar with the matter. The suit would accuse the tech giant of violating antitrust laws by preventing competitors from accessing hardware and software features of...

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Google and Epic Games Hit Roadblock in Antitrust Negotiations
February 29, 2024

Antitrust talks between Google and Epic Games are reportedly at a standstill. The two sides cannot agree on what changes Google would need to make to its Play Store to resolve a disagreement over the fees that mobile app developers must pay, Bloomberg News reported late Wednesday (Feb. 28). Epic, maker...

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Report: Apple Makes Last-Minute Attempt to Halt Antitrust Suit
February 28, 2024

Apple reportedly made an eleventh-hour attempt last week to stave off a federal antitrust suit. The company and its attorneys met with the U.S. Justice Department to try to convince the agency not to file that suit, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday (Feb. 27), citing sources familiar with the...