EU launches probe into suspected chipmaker cartel
EU anti-trust authorities announced on Monday a formal cartel probe into smartcard chipmakers—the motors for everything from bank and mobile SIM cards to electronic ID papers, after talks aimed at securing ...
CarTel project researching cars as mobile sensors
Data about road and traffic conditions can come from radio stations’ helicopters, the Department of Transportation’s roadside sensors, or even, these days, updates from ordinary people with cell phones. ...
US demanding harsh penalties for price fixers (Update)
(AP)—The U.S. Department of Justice is demanding that a Taiwanese company pay a $1 billion fine and two former top executives each serve 10 years in prison for their central roles in what prosecutors called the most serious ...
German antitrust probe into Amazon pricing policy (Update)
Online retailer Amazon may have broken antitrust laws in Germany by banning third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere, officials said Wednesday.
Google search for human traffickers, drug cartels (Update)
Forget videos of cute kittens or good deals on iPads. For the past few months, Google has been quietly turning its search capabilities to something far more challenging: criminals.
EU regulators suspect worldwide cartel in CD, DVD drives
The European Commission on Tuesday said it had sent a "statement of objections" to 13 firms suspected of taking part in a cartel for optical disk drives, used to read or write data on CDs and DVDs.
Google takes aim at Mexico's drug cartels
(AP) Google, so far, has won the search engine wars. Now it wants to target international crime, including Mexico's powerful drug cartels.
Mexican hacker group member freed by cartel: report
A Mexican member of online "hacktivist" group Anonymous was released by the Zetas drug cartel ahead of a threat by the Web group to expose details of the crime ring's activities, Mexican television reported Friday.
S. Korean antitrust agency fines LCD makers $175m
Seoul's antitrust agency said on Sunday it had fined 10 of the world's leading flat panel makers in South Korea and Taiwan a total of 194 billion won ($175 million) for price fixing.
EU fines Samsung, nine other chip makers over cartel
The EU Commission fined the world's biggest memory chip makers, including Samsung, Infineon and Toshiba, a total of 331 million euros (403 million dollars) on Wednesday for operating a cartel.
EU slaps huge fine on South Korea, Taiwan LCD cartel
The European Commission has imposed 649 million euros in fines on South Korean and Taiwanese electronics firms for secretly fixing prices of LCD flat screens for Europe's TVs and computers.
SKorea clears chipmakers of cartel charges
South Korea's anti-trust watchdog said Monday it has found no evidence that leading chipmakers in South Korea and other countries colluded to fix prices.