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EU Regulators Set to Clear Microsoft’s $13B OpenAI Investment
 |  Apr 17, 2024

EU antitrust regulators have reportedly determined that Microsoft’s $13 billion investment into OpenAI will not trigger a formal investigation, according to sources familiar with the matter. The decision comes as…

Biden Pledges to Block US Steel Acquisition by Japanese Firm
 |  Apr 17, 2024

In a recent statement, President Joe Biden emphasized the importance of keeping U.S. Steel Corporation, a cornerstone of the American industrial sector, under domestic ownership. This declaration comes amid growing…

Canada Targets Tech Titans with New Digital Tax in 2024
 |  Apr 17, 2024

The Canadian government has announced its plan to push ahead with a digital services tax starting in 2024. This tax is specifically designed to target large multinational technology companies operating…

EU Privacy Watchdog Calls for Meta to Offer Ad-Free Option
 |  Apr 17, 2024

The European Union’s leading privacy regulator has suggested that Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook, should provide its users with a free option that does not involve targeted…

Japan’s Antitrust Overhaul Targets Tech Titans Like Apple
 |  Apr 17, 2024

Japan is ramping up its antitrust regulations in a bid to crack down on monopolistic practices among major corporations, taking cues from recent actions by the European Commission. Following the…

Ryanair to Amplify Italian Presence Despite Antitrust Issues
 |  Apr 17, 2024

Ryanair, the Irish budget airline, has announced its intentions to strengthen its market leadership in Italy, despite facing recent regulatory challenges. The airline’s ambition includes potential acquisition of slots at…

FTC to Vote on Ban on Noncompete Clauses in Employment Contracts
 |  Apr 17, 2024

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is gearing up to vote on the final version of its proposed ban on noncompete clauses in employment contracts. The commission is set to…

Unions & SMBs Urge Congress for Antitrust Funding Boost
 |  Apr 16, 2024

Various unions, small businesses, and advocacy groups are urging the US Congress to allocate more funds to the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen antitrust enforcement.…

DirecTV to Appeal Court Decision in Antitrust Challenge Against Nexstar
 |  Apr 16, 2024

DirecTV has announced its intention to appeal the US District Court for the Southern District of New York’s decision regarding its antitrust challenge against Nexstar. The court’s ruling, issued on…

EU Cybersecurity Label Vote Delayed Amidst Big Tech Debate
 |  Apr 16, 2024

National cybersecurity experts within the European Union have postponed a crucial vote on a draft EU cybersecurity label, extending the timeline for tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to…

US DOJ to Sue Live Nation for Alleged Antitrust Violations
 |  Apr 16, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to sue Live Nation Entertainment, the country’s top concert promoter and ticketing platform, for alleged antitrust violations. According to the Wall Street…

Japan Probes Google for Alleged Ad Monopoly
 |  Apr 16, 2024

Japan’s antitrust watchdog has initiated an investigation into Google’s purported monopoly, an exploitation of its dominant position in the realm of online advertising. The U.S. tech behemoth stands accused of…

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