Antitrust

Apple, Microsoft Back Out From OpenAI Board Seats Over Antitrust Concerns

Apple, Microsoft Back Out From OpenAI Board Seats Over Increasing Antitrust Concerns

Despite initial plans to fill OpenAI's board seats, Apple and Microsoft will exit instead to avoid regulatory concerns but will continue their collaborative partnerships.

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Jury Orders NFL to Pay $4.7 Billion in Damages After Breaking Antitrust Laws in ‘Sunday Ticket’ Case

Jury Orders NFL to Pay $4.7 Billion in Damages After Breaking Antitrust Laws in ‘Sunday Ticket’ Case

A jury in a California-based US District Court ordered the NFL to pay almost $4.8 billion in damages to a class action after a ruling found the league violating antitrust laws.

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Disney May Come Under Antitrust Fire for Owning Hulu, ESPN, Court Ruling Reveals

Disney May Come Under Antitrust Fire for Owning Hulu, ESPN, Court Ruling Reveals

US District Court judge Edward J. Davila partially denied Disney’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by 25 subscribers to YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

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Microsoft Allegedly Violates EU's Antitrust Law by Bundling Teams With Office Software

The European Union found that Microsoft violated antitrust rules for bundling its Teams app with its productivity software, potentially leading to fines or required changes to restore competition.

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Tech Watchdogs Want YouTube Investigated for Unfair Competition Due to Pre-Installation Advantage

Tech watchdogs demand a DOJ probe into YouTube's unfair competitiveness, citing its pre-installation advantage in smartphones and TVs.

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US Initiates Antitrust Investigations on Nvidia, Microsoft, OpenAI as Part of Big Tech Scrutiny

US Initiates Antitrust Investigations on Nvidia, Microsoft, OpenAI as Part of Big Tech Scrutiny

The US Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission reached an agreement that allowed them to proceed with antitrust inquiries into the significant roles Microsoft, Nvidia, and OpenAI have been doing in the development of artificial intelligence.

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US Justice Department to Sue Ticketmaster Parent Live Nation Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Justice Department to Sue Ticketmaster Parent Live Nation Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

The US Department of Justice and several states are reportedly set to file an antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation, the owner of Ticketmaster, as early as Thursday.

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Japan Proposes EU-like Regulation to Curb Big Tech App Marketplace Monopoly

The bill aims to prevent gatekeeping by major platform operators like Apple and Google by restricting actions such as blocking third-party stores.

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US Justice Department to Sue Ticketmaster Parent Live Nation Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

TicketMaster Parent Live Nation to Face DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Soon: Report

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reportedly plans to sue Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, for federal antitrust violations.

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Meta Pushes Back Against FTC's Antitrust Lawsuit, Citing Benefits to Consumers from Instagram, WhatsApp Acquisitions

Meta Platforms Inc. refutes the FTC antitrust lawsuit, arguing that consumers benefit from the acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp, challenging FTC's narrow market definition.

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2 Warner Bros. Discovery Board Members Step Down After DOJ Disclosed Antitrust Probe

Warner Bros. Discovery has announced that two of its directors, Steven Miron and Steven Newhouse, are resigning from the board.

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Visa, Mastercard Agree to Reduce Swipe Fees in $30 Billion Landmark Settlement

Visa and Mastercard have agreed to a $30 billion settlement that would limit credit and debit card fees for retailers.

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DOJ-Apple Antitrust Lawsuit May Lead to a Change in Business or a Long Legal Battle

The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple for alleged antitrust violations has initiated a lengthy legal battle that may reshape Apple's business practices and the tech industry. The DOJ accuses Apple of unfairly controlling its ecosystem.

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Spotify, Epic Games, Deezer, Match Group, and Other Tech Allies Support DOJ's Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple

A group of key app developers, which include Epic Games, Spotify, and others, known as the Coalition for App Fairness (CAF), is supporting the DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Apple.

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DOJ Files New Apple Antitrust Lawsuit, Alleging Monopoly Harmful to Consumers, Developers

DOJ accuses Apple of monopolistic practices in the smartphone market, alleging inflated prices and restricted competition.

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