Ruling Dings N.C.A.A., but It Keeps Rule-Making Power

The narrow ruling was not quite the blow that the critics of college sports had hoped would bring the system crashing down.

#alston-shawne, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #obannon-ed, #student-athlete-compensation

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Google’s Hidden Monopoly

The absence of stringent regulation has allowed the search giant to dominate the powerful market for online advertising. Here’s how to fix it.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alphabet-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #conflicts-of-interest, #doubleclick-inc, #gensler-gary-s, #google-inc, #jayapal-pramila, #law-and-legislation, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #texas

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How Unions and Small Business Can Fight Monopolies

Labor and small business were once natural allies against big business. They should join forces again.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #small-business

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Is This the Big Tech Breakup We’ve Been Waiting For?

Representative David Cicilline’s bipartisan package takes aim at tech companies and would be the biggest antitrust reform in decades. But is it too little, too fragmented and way too late?

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #audio-neutral-informative, #computers-and-the-internet, #law-and-legislation, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Lina Khan Was One of Big Tech’s Biggest Critics. Now She’s Its Regulator.

Lina Khan is the most progressive chair of the Federal Trade Commission in at least a generation.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #federal-trade-commission, #khan-lina, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Lina Khan Named F.T.C. Chair by Biden

Ms. Khan, who first attracted notice as a critic of Amazon, was confirmed by the Senate as a commissioner on the agency on Tuesday.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #google-inc, #khan-lina, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Google’s Privacy Backpedal Shows Why It’s So Hard Not to Be Evil

Why Google thought twice about restoring your privacy.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #privacy

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How Private Equity Conquered the Tax Code

How a powerful industry conquered the U.S. tax system.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bitcoin-currency, #capital-gains-tax, #federal-taxes-us, #musk-elon, #private-equity, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Lawmakers, Taking Aim at Big Tech, Push Sweeping Overhaul of Antitrust

A bipartisan group of House members introduced five bills that take direct aim at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Meet Big Tech’s Tormenter in Chief

Margrethe Vestager is the European regulator trying to do something audacious: get companies like Apple, Amazon and Facebook to play fair and pay taxes.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-taxes, #european-commission, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #vestager-margrethe

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Amazon Battles Mukesh Ambani for India’s E-Commerce Future

The American company sees big potential in the country’s nascent e-commerce market. Both sides view a troubled grocery store chain as the key to success.

#amazon-com-inc, #ambani-mukesh-d, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #big-bazaar-future-retail-ltd, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #foreign-investments, #future-group, #india, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #reliance-industries, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Facebook Faces Two Antitrust Inquiries in Europe

European Union and British regulators are investigating whether Facebook’s “vast troves of data” give Facebook Marketplace an unfair advantage.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #european-commission, #european-union, #social-media

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How China’s Tencent Avoided an Antitrust Push, For Now.

Tencent’s popularity may help it avoid trouble with Beijing. But its vast power could still squelch innovation in the world’s largest online market.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #entrepreneurship, #fines-penalties, #instant-messaging, #meituan, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #venture-capital

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Russia Raises Heat on Twitter, Google and Facebook in Online Crackdown

Its campaign is part of a global wave of actions by governments that are testing how far they can go to control online speech.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #politics-and-government, #russia, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #youtube-com

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Amazon Accused of Manipulating Prices by D.C. Attorney General

The District of Columbia said in a lawsuit that Amazon had stopped merchants that use its platform from charging lower prices for the same products elsewhere online.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #e-commerce, #karl-racine, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-dc

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Apple’s Fortnite Trial Ends With Pointed Questions and a Toast to Popeyes

A decision over the antitrust suit filed by Epic Games, and the future of the $100 billion market for iPhone apps, is now in the hands of a federal judge.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #cook-timothy-d, #decisions-and-verdicts, #epic-games, #games, #gonzalez-rogers-yvonne-1965, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sweeney-tim-1970

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Big Hospital Chains Get Covid Aid, and Buy Up Competitors

The pandemic barely dented the financial outlook for some major networks, which continued to acquire weaker hospitals and ailing doctors’ practices. Critics worry consolidation leads to higher prices for medical care.

#american-hospital-assn, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cedars-sinai-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #health-and-human-services-department, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #klobuchar-amy, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #new-york-university-langone-health, #porter-katie-1974, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rand-corp, #senate, #your-feed-healthcare

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Once Tech’s Favorite Economist, Now a Thorn in Its Side

Paul Romer’s call for government activism, particularly toward the big tech companies, reflects “a profound change in my thinking.”

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-taxes, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #romer-paul-m, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Antitrust’ by Amy Klobuchar, and ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech’ by Josh Hawley

The senators are on opposite sides of the aisle, but both speak out on the dangers of big tech in their new books. It’s weird, really, how alike they sound.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #antitrust-taking-on-monopoly-power-from-the-gilded-age-to-the-digital-age-book, #books-and-literature, #corporations, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #the-tyranny-of-big-tech-book, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Apple and Epic Trial Opens With a Tour of the Fortnite ‘Metaverse’

Epic has accused Apple of unfairly using its App Store’s power to take an undeserved cut of the money made in Fortnite, a popular online game.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #epic-games, #forrest-katherine-b, #google-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sweeney-tim-1970

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Apple and Epic Head to Court Over Their Slices of the App Pie

Apple and Epic Games, maker of the wildly popular game Fortnite, square off on Monday in a trial that could decide how much control Apple can exert over the app economy.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #e-commerce, #mobile-applications, #smartphones, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Apple’s App Store Draws E.U. Antitrust Charge

By forcing app developers to use its payment system and comply with other rules, regulators said Apple broke European Union competition laws.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #e-commerce, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #software, #vestager-margrethe

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China’s Internet Antitrust Push Leads to Corporate Clashes

Internet companies are using the threat of government action as a cudgel against rivals. That could make the Communist Party the ultimate arbiter over the industry.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #baidu-inc, #china, #douyin-bytedance, #e-commerce, #mobile-applications, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #tiktok-bytedance, #weibo-corporation

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Apple AirTag Review: A Humble Tracker With Next-Generation Tech

Don’t let its familiar look fool you. Apple’s new tracking accessory is a precursor to better wireless gadgets to come.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bluetooth-wireless-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #smartphones, #tile-inc, #wireless-communications

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Book Review: ‘Antitrust,’ by Amy Klobuchar

Klobuchar’s “Antitrust” looks at the history of policy toward trusts and monopolies, and calls for revitalized efforts to bring economic titans under control.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #antitrust-taking-on-monopoly-power-from-the-gilded-age-to-the-digital-age-book, #books-and-literature, #klobuchar-amy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roosevelt-theodore, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilson-woodrow

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The Woman Who Shattered the Myth of the Free Market

Joan Robinson upended the misogynistic good-old-boys’ network of economists and devised theories around competition and labor vital to the antitrust debates of today.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #cambridge-england, #friedman-milton, #galbraith-john-kenneth, #keynes-john-maynard, #marshall-alfred, #organized-labor, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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D.C. Gives Tech Giants an Earful

Lawmakers in D.C. delivered a one-two punch.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #google-inc, #marseille-soccer-team, #mccourt-frank-h-jr, #soccer, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac

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A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

Never before have so many countries, including China, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #amazon-com-inc, #ant-financial-services-group, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #australia, #baidu-inc, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #censorship, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #europe, #european-commission, #facebook-inc, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #search-engines, #social-media, #united-states

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America’s Amazon Problems

What’s good for the online giant might be very bad for free competition and national cohesion.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cloud-computing, #e-commerce, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #parler-llc

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In the Roaring Twenties, Ads Make a Comeback

Subscriptions may be the rage, but businesses of all sorts are pouring money into advertising — digital most of all.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #online-advertising, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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America Needs to Empower Workers Again

Unions aren’t obsolete, and we need to get them back.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #robots-and-robotics, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Alibaba Will Lower Merchant Fees After Antitrust Fine

China’s $2.8 billion antitrust penalty against Alibaba far exceeds its previous fines for anticompetitive business practices.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #china, #fines-penalties, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #zhang-daniel-1972

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Alibaba Faces $2.8 Billion Fine From Chinese Regulators

The penalty is Beijing’s toughest action to date in its campaign to tighten supervision of the country’s internet Goliaths.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #ant-financial-services-group, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #fines-penalties, #ma-jack, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Republicans’ Fake War Against ‘Woke Capital’

If they really wanted to help the working class, there is plenty they could do.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #major-league-baseball, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Supreme Court Arguments May Be Turning Point for N.C.A.A.

The justices will consider whether limits on payments to student-athletes violate antitrust laws.

#alston-shawne, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #appeals-courts-us, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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On Monopolies, Biden Should Follow F.D.R.’s Example

Roosevelt’s choice to run the antitrust wing of the Justice Department, Robert Jackson, took just 14 months to change the country.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #jackson-robert-houghwout, #justice-department, #new-deal-1930s, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy

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Misinformation Isn’t Just on Facebook and Twitter

Broadcast television and talk radio are just as problematic as social media.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #fairness-doctrine, #federal-communications-commission, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #section-230, #social-media, #television, #united-states

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Amy Klobuchar vs. Silicon Valley

The Minnesota senator presents her case for why regulating big tech is crucial for the future of our democracy.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #klobuchar-amy, #pichai-sundar, #senate, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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He’s the Ideal College Athlete. So Why Did He Quit?

Hunter Woodhall made history in track and field, but N.C.A.A. restrictions on athletes’ earnings drove him out of college sports.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #track-and-field, #university-of-arkansas, #woodhall-hunter-1999

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Lawmakers Grill Tech C.E.O.s on Capitol Riot, Getting Few Direct Answers

The leaders of Google, Facebook and Twitter faced sharp questions about misinformation’s role in the attack and the mental health of children who use their products.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #pichai-sundar, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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My Great-Grandfather Knew How to Fix America’s Food System

In the mutual aid and stewardship of an earlier generation of American farmers, there might be hope for our own communities.

#agriculture-and-farming, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #booker-cory-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-trade-commission, #food, #food-insecurity, #idaho, #irrigation, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses

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States Are Right to Fight Apple and Google’s App Monopolies

Antitrust bills would dismantle Apple and Google’s monopoly over the distribution of smartphone apps and entice companies to relocate to those states.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #mobile-applications, #software, #states-us

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What Happens When a Publisher Becomes a Megapublisher?

The merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster has the potential to touch every part of the industry, including how much authors get paid and how bookstores are run.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bertelsmann-ag, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #e-commerce, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #penguin-random-house, #simonschuster-inc, #writing-and-writers

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Facebook and Google Diverge in Response to Proposed Australian Law

With Australia moving to make the tech companies pay for news, Facebook said it would block news links in the country while Google has struck deals to pay publishers.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #australian-the-newspaper, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #social-media, #youtube-com

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Big Tech’s Next Big Problem Could Come From People Like ‘Mr. Sweepy’

Government antitrust lawsuits have created openings for numerous private cases against Big Tech, with more expected to come. If successful, the cases could cost them dearly.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #online-advertising, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Parler, a Social Network That Attracted Trump Fans, Returns Online

After being cut off by Amazon and other tech giants, Parler worked for weeks to find a way to get back on the internet.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #google-inc, #matze-john, #mercer-rebekah-a-1973, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Big Tech’s Unlikely Next Battleground: North Dakota

A vote on a bill this week is part of a movement that could cost Apple and Google billions of dollars. State legislatures are becoming the fight’s new front.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #epic-games, #google-inc, #hansson-david-heinemeier, #law-and-legislation, #mobile-applications, #north-dakota

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The Economic Case for Regulating Social Media

The core business model of platforms like Facebook and Twitter poses a threat to society and requires retooling, an economist says.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conspiracy-theories, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-speech, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Prepares to Step Back, and Andy Jassy to Step In

The Amazon founder prepares to step back just as Washington turns up the heat on the mega-retailer and cloud company.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-politics-and-government

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On ‘Sway,’ Kara Swisher Talks to Microsoft’s Brad Smith

The president of Microsoft says “absolutely not” — at least when it comes to his company.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #politics-and-government, #smith-bradford-l, #solarwinds, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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