Antitrust

Video Games

The EU Is Pissed at Steam for Region-Locking Games

The European Commission is mad at Valve, Capcom, ZeniMax, and other publishers for region-locking activation keys and allegedly preventing cross-border sales.
Matthew Gault
4.5.19
Apple

Spotify Files Antitrust Complaint Against 'Apple Tax' In EU

Spotify alleges that Apple uses its ownership over iOS and the App Store to impose an 'Apple tax' that stifles competition.
Rob Dozier
3.13.19
big tech

If We're Going to Break Up Big Tech, We Shouldn’t Forget Big Telecom

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed breaking up tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon on Friday—but big telecom is in dire need of the same treatment.
Karl Bode
3.8.19
AT&T

US Courts Just Greenlit AT&T’s Anti-Competitive Ambition for Decades to Come

AT&T’s $86 billion merger with Time Warner will result in higher rates and competition issues, but thanks to lobbying and weakened antitrust oversight, government can’t do a damn thing about it.
Karl Bode
2.26.19
Facebook

Germany just told Facebook to stop tracking users around the internet

"Facebook will no longer be allowed to force its users to agree to the practically unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data to their Facebook user accounts.”
David Gilbert
2.7.19
Late Capitalism

Jeff Bezos Is So Powerful He Basically Dictates the Minimum Wage Now

The Amazon CEO announced he's upping pay for his workers, which could force competitors to follow suit and bolster his own image, too.
Allie Conti
10.3.18
Google

A $5 Billion Fine Will Not End Google’s Stranglehold on Smartphone Software

In order to license Android, phone manufacturers are subject to a rigid set of requirements meant to drive mobile search traffic to Google.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.18.18
VICE News

The EU's record $5 billion antitrust Android fine will take Google two weeks to pay off

“Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement its dominance as a search engine. These practices have denied rivals a chance to innovate and to compete on the merits."
David Gilbert
7.18.18
Noisey News

That Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Looks as Shady as Everyone Suspected

The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Live Nation for antitrust violations which, yeah, everyone basically figured would be the case.
Alex Robert Ross
4.2.18
Frontier

Trump is Doubling Down on Obama and Bush's Legacy of Going Soft on Antitrust Problems

The last three US presidents have all had relatively weak stances on busting monopolies, which has led to worsening America's income inequality.
Jasper Craven
2.26.18
Antitrust

The Trump administration is suing AT&T over its merger with Time Warner

Alexa Liautaud
11.20.17
monopolies

Democrats are back to trust busting

Alex Thompson
Noah Kulwin
11.18.17
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