A company operating in the shadow of government regulators has some very particular rules about what workers can say about it.
Fortnite’s parent company, Epic Games, had broken its contract with Apple, a federal judge found. The case goes to trial next year.
A damning congressional report about Big Tech helps make the case to break up Jeff Bezos’ empire.
Lawmakers said they found multiple problems with each of the four giant tech companies.
In a report led by Democrats, lawmakers said Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook needed to be checked and recommended reforming antitrust laws.
A House report on how to limit the reach of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook has been delayed as Democrats and Republicans split on remedies.
Facebook began integrating its Instagram and Messenger apps, allowing users of the services to directly communicate with each other.
The two companies argued in federal court over Apple’s power over apps, as their fight heads to trial next year.
The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked on online shopping.
Apple and Google have a virtual monopoly on distributing mobile apps — that’s bad for competition.
Google is facing the possibility of multiple antitrust lawsuits. Here’s why and what’s ahead.
Spotify, Match Group, Epic Games and others have created a nonprofit alliance that they hope will amplify a protest against the power of the giants.
The decision to narrow the case to search could set off separate lawsuits from states over Google’s power in other business segments.
The department is expected to outline a potential antitrust case against Google, which could be filed in the coming days.
The $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007 was a “game changer.” A growing number of antitrust experts say it’s the sort of deal that should no longer be possible.
Sending workers home after a colleague tests positive for the coronavirus will be a fact of life for months to come.
A sale to Nvidia for more than $40 billion would net billions of dollars for the Japanese tech investor and create a powerhouse in the semiconductor industry.
Milton Friedman’s free-market ideas found favor in a free-love era and helped redirect the country toward the right. The aftershocks of his radical arguments are still being felt today.
The attorney general is said to have set a deadline over the objections of career lawyers who say they need more time to build the case.
The tech giant, once an example of how not to operate in the nation’s capital, now has a successful influence operation there.
Because of ironclad contracts, threatening to retire is perhaps one of the main negotiating tactics available to fighters seeking to improve their deals.
Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, has railed against tech power. “The market is out of control,” he said.
It was the first known time that regulators directly interviewed a chief executive of one of the tech companies being scrutinized for potential antitrust violations.
Silicon Valley has enthusiastically backed Ms. Harris since she first ran for state attorney general in California a decade ago.
As the economy contracts and many companies struggle to survive, the biggest tech companies are amassing wealth and influence in ways unseen in decades.
App makers like the game company Epic and the music service Spotify are challenging Apple’s right to a large cut of their sales. Regulators have taken notice.
While Joe Biden has criticized the largest tech companies, his campaign and transition teams have welcomed allies of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple onto its staff and policy groups.
Running a social media service brings headaches and scrutiny.
Theatrics distracted from the real payoff of the congressional hearings: the subpoenaed documents.
As lawmakers debate whether Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are monopolies, a reporter recalls her attempt to avoid interacting with the companies.
Even though the tech industry’s four biggest companies were stung by a slowdown in spending, they reported a combined $28 billion in profits on Thursday.
The congressional antitrust hearing showed that concerns about the tech stars aren’t going away.
It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.
The region’s lawmakers and regulators are taking direct aim at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple in a series of proposed laws.
The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.
The C.E.O.s are likely to argue before Congress that their companies aren’t anticompetitive. Here are the facts.
Members of Congress will be able to grill tech C.E.O.s at a hearing. Let’s hope they don’t waste the opportunity.
The bosses of four tech giants are preparing to defend themselves at a congressional hearing against claims of anti-competitive behavior.
After Airbnb and ClassPass began selling virtual classes because of the pandemic, Apple tried to collect its commission on the sales.
The tech C.E.O.s will appear together at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to argue that their companies do not stifle competition.
The chief executive, who testifies before Congress for the first time on Wednesday, had taken a hands-off approach with lawmakers in Washington.
Google, Amazon and Qualcomm finance a George Mason University institute teaching a hands-off approach to antitrust regulators and judges.
Tim Bray was a celebrated engineer at Amazon. Now, he is its most high-profile defector.
The complaint, filed in Europe, threatens Microsoft’s recent ability to avoid regulatory scrutiny.
The decision is a setback for European efforts to clamp down on what the authorities there believe is anti-competitive behavior.
A document sent by the search giant to Australian regulators argues that the company doesn’t control enough of the digital ad industry to overcharge customers or block competitors.