• A top DOJ official just outlined why the agency has everything it needs to go after Big Tech - and Facebook, Google, and Amazon should be nervous

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    The nation's antitrust laws provide enforcement officials with all the tools they need to promote competition in the tech industry, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said Tuesday.
    Delrahim made the comments as the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are beginning to scrutinize Apple , Alphabet , Facebook , and Amazon .
    He also defended the DOJ against the charge that it focuses too much on consumer prices in weighing the effects of companies' market power, acknowledging there can be other harms.
    Delrahim's comments come as his own role in the investigating the...
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  • Amazon, Apple and Google dominate some surprising markets, researcher finds, giving the government a lot of fodder for investigations

    Amazon, Apple and Google dominate some surprising markets, researcher finds, giving the government a lot of fodder for investigations

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    The head of antitrust at the Department of Justice said Tuesday that officials will be scrutinizing big tech companies looking for anticompetitive behavior.
    Interestingly, several top tech companies actually have significant market share in areas that you might not expect.
    Their command of so many markets could give federal investigators a lot of things to look at, should they want to peer deeply into these company's businesses.
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    The head of antitrust at the Department of Justice said Tuesday that officials will scrutinize big tech...
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  • Top antitrust enforcer at DOJ reveals 3 ways the agency could make a case against big tech companies like Google and Apple

    Top antitrust enforcer at DOJ reveals 3 ways the agency could make a case against big tech companies like Google and Apple

    13 days ago - By Chron

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    The head of antitrust at the Department of Justice said Tuesday enforcement officials will be scrutinizing the big tech companies for signs of at least three broad categories of anticompetitive conduct.
    Conduct that could raise red flags include signs of collusion, exclusive arrangements, and certain mergers and acquisitions, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said.
    Taking issue with the notion that the antitrust laws are inadequate to deal with the tech giants, Delrahim cited numerous examples of how the DOJ has targeted anticompetitive practices in...
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  • The DOJ's Antitrust Chief Just Came Out Swinging Against Google and Amazon

    The DOJ's Antitrust Chief Just Came Out Swinging Against Google and Amazon

    13 days ago - By Fortune

    The Justice Department's antitrust chief came out swinging against Google and Amazon on Tuesday, arguing big technology companies are “digital gatekeepers” that may struggle to defend themselves by arguing their products are free or really cheap.
    Makan Delrahim, who recently launched a probe of the industry, compared the digital giants to previous companies that the U.S. government broke up, such as Standard Oil, and defended the power of antitrust laws to police anticompetitive conduct in the tech sector, such as agreements to bundle products.
    “The current landscape suggests there are...
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