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Hate speech, collusion, and the constitution – TechCrunch

Hate speech, collusion, and the constitution – TechCrunch Half an hour into their two-hour testimony on Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were asked about collaboration between social media companies. “Our collaboration has greatly increased,” Sandberg stated before turning to Dorsey …

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EU fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer $130M for online price fixing – TechCrunch

EU fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer $130M for online price fixing – TechCrunch The European Union’s antitrust authorities have issued a series of penalties, fining consumer electronics companies Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer more than €110 million (~$130M) in four separate decisions for imposing fixed or …

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Trump just noticed Europe’s $5BN antitrust fine for Google – TechCrunch

Trump just noticed Europe’s $5BN antitrust fine for Google – TechCrunch In other news bears shit in the woods. In today’s second day Trump news: President ‘The Donald’ has seized, belatedly, on the European Commission’s announcement yesterday that it had found Google guilty of three types of illegal antitrust behavior with …

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Google gets slapped $5BN by EU for Android antitrust abuse – TechCrunch

Google gets slapped $5BN by EU for Android antitrust abuse – TechCrunch Google has been fined a record breaking €4.34 billion (~$5BN) by European antitrust regulators for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has tweeted to confirm the penalty ahead of a press …

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The nuanced challenges of antitrust and AT&T-Time Warner – TechCrunch

It’s been almost eighteen months since the boards of AT&T and Time Warner unanimously voted to sign an agreement to merge their two companies together and create a content and distribution powerhouse. That deal, pegged at $108 billion including debt from Time Warner, would be among the largest corporate mergers …

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Google fined $21.1M for search bias in India

Another antitrust fine for Google. India’s competition commission has issued a 1.36BN rupees (~$21.1M) penalty on the search giant for abusing its dominant position in the local search market for online general web search and web search advertising services. “Google was leveraging its dominance in the market for online general …

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