Feds vs. Google: Bay Area Tech Giant's Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. Seven other states were also considering lawsuits.
Democrats Call For Congress To Rein In, Break Up Big TechDemocratic lawmakers are calling for Congress to rein in Big Tech, possibly forcing Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business and imposing new uniformity on the terms they offer users.
Feds Set To Launch Antitrust Investigations Of Silicon Valley Tech TitansThe announcement that several Silicon Valley tech giants could soon be at the center of a federal investigation came as Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off Monday.
European Regulators Hit Google With Record FineEuropean authorities came down hard on Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record $2.72 billion and raising the prospect of more.
Supreme Court Rules Customers Can Sue Electricity Companies For Price-Fixing During CA Energy CrisisThe Supreme Court says a group of energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.
San Jose Gets Day In Court With MLB Over Antitrust Claim In Planned A’s MoveA three judge panel was set to hear arguments in the case Tuesday. At issue is whether the A’s should be allowed to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose despite opposition from league officials because the San Francisco Giants hold a territorial claim on Santa Clara County. League commissioner Bud Selig, who assigned a special committee to study the issue in March of 2009, has yet to issue a decision.
San Jose Appeals Ruling On Baseball’s Anti-Trust Exemption In Battle Over A'sSan Jose’s five-year court battle to bring the A's from Oakland took another legal turn Wednesday when the city filed a federal appeal to the anti-trust case dismissed by a judge last year.
Google Submits Proposal To Avoid European Regulator ShowdownGoogle has submitted a proposal aimed at avoiding a showdown with European regulators threatening to crack down on the some of the Internet search leader’s business practices.