News tagged with antitrust investigation

US antitrust crackdown on Amazon? Not so far

US antitrust regulators have shown little sympathy thus far for the plight of brick-and-mortar retailers attempting to merge as a way to survive, as Amazon and e-commerce roils the world of shopping.

dateJul 02, 2017 in Business
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Smartphone makers post wins on separate continents

Apple and Samsung, the world's top two smartphone makers, each scored a significant victory on different continents that will allow both to keep selling their products without legal interference this holiday season.

dateDec 19, 2012 in Business
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Google facing wide-ranging US antitrust probe

The US Federal Trade Commission is poised to open a formal antitrust probe into whether Internet search giant Google has abused its dominance on the Web, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

dateJun 23, 2011 in Business
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Report: Google ad inquiry focused on pharmacies

(AP) -- Google Inc. recently set aside $500 million to cover a possible settlement of a U.S. government investigation into the Internet search leader's distribution of online ads from illegal pharmacies, according to a report ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Internet
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