Monopoly and antitrust

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., left, chair of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, speaks alongside ranking member, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing with representatives from major tech companies, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 17, 2019 - 4:37 am
Big Tech faced tough questions Tuesday as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's plan for a new digital currency. Companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon have long enjoyed...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, a model dressing as Japanese character Hello Kitty waits for guests to pose for a souvenir photo at Sanrio Puroland, a theme park featuring Hello Kitty in Tokyo. European Union antitrust authorities have fined the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty for restricting cross-border sales of toys, mugs, bags and other products featuring the cartoon cat girl. The EU’s antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Sanrio was fined 6.2 million euros ($7 million) because the company violated the bloc’s competition rules. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
July 09, 2019 - 11:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities on Tuesday fined the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty for restricting cross-border online sales of toys, mugs, bags and other products featuring the cartoon cat girl. The EU's antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said that Sanrio Co. was fined 6...
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June 21, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach trial in October. Beau Buffier, a lawyer for New York state's attorney general, told a judge at a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, file photo, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Delrahim suggested Tuesday, June 11, 2019, he'll take a broad view of how competition is harmed when assessing whether big tech firms should be broken up. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 11, 2019 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust chief suggested Tuesday he'll take a broad view of how competition is harmed when assessing whether big tech firms should be broken up. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim also was clear in a speech in Israel that he is well aware that...
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New York Attorney General Letitia James, center, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in New York. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2018, file photo T-Mobile CEO John Legere, left, and and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure are interviewed by Liz Claman during her "Countdown to the Closing Bell" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Published reports say a group of state attorneys general plan to sue to stop a $26.5 billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 11, 2019 - 12:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California are filing a lawsuit to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state AGs say the merger would hurt competition and...
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House Judiciary Committee members Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., far left, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., center, and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., far right, talk before a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several hearings scheduled by Democrats on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Big Tech is about to become big politics in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee is launching its investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley's biggest names, starting with a look at the impact of the tech giants' platforms on news content, news organizations...
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June 05, 2019 - 5:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Amazon executive said Wednesday that the online shopping giant isn't too big and shouldn't be broken up, but added that large companies deserve to be examined. Amazon and other big tech companies are facing scrutiny from government agencies that are looking into their business...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, an Amazon logo is seen atop the Amazon Treasure Truck The Park DTLA office complex in downtown Los Angeles. The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an antitrust probe of unidentified technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
June 04, 2019 - 5:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an unprecedented antitrust...
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June 04, 2019 - 5:02 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on antitrust concerns in the technology industry (all times local): 3 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee is launching a bipartisan investigation into competition in the digital industry. The committee's statement Monday, coming as news emerged of possible antitrust...
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