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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
European Commission Fines Google $2.7 Billion for Breaking Antitrust Rules
Google may also have to pay daily fines if it doesn't change.
Democrats Weigh Antitrust Effort Against Silicon Valley
Hillary Clinton is close to the tech set.
Europe: Google Abuses Its Position With Restrictions on Android Devices
The European Commission has filed a statement of objections regarding Google practices it claims breach antitrust rules.
Four Years A Student-Athlete: The Racial Injustice of Big-Time College Sports
While the NCAA’s rules governing college athletes are colorblind, the impact of amateurism is anything but—disproportionately costing black football and men's basketball players and benefiting white stakeholders by as much as $2 billion a year.