From Gizmodo: Justice Department Sues AT&T Over Time Warner Merger Despite Charges of Political Motivation

For those who feel the merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a dangerous consolidation of media power, today is bittersweet. The Department of Justice has decided to go forward with a lawsuit to block the merger. But if reports that the suit i…

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From GeekWire: U.S. Justice Department lawsuit over AT&T’s Time Warner acquisition appears imminent


The U.S. Department of Justice plans to file a lawsuit to prevent AT&T from gobbling up Time Warner for $85.4 billion, according to multiple reports. The acquisition initially looked like it would go through but a few weeks ago, Makan Delrahim took over as the new U.S. antitrust chief, investigating the deal. He urged the companies to sell off assets to avoid competition concerns, to no avail, according to Bloomberg. GeekWire asked whether Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson plans to join the legal battle. A spokesperson said that the AG’s office had received a complaint from the Justice Department but… Read More

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Missouri AG wants to know if Google broke consumer protection laws

The attorney general’s office of Missouri has announced it’s investigating whether Google broke the state’s consumer protection and antitrust laws. AG Josh Hawley’s statement expressly questioned the search giant’s practices regarding collection of u…

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From ExtremeTechExtremeTech: Broadcom Bombshell: Company in Reported Talks to Buy Qualcomm

Broadcom is reportedly exploring a deal to buy Qualcomm with an estimated offer of $70 per share. Whether the deal will pass muster with regulators is another question altogether.
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From Engadget RSS Feed: Qualcomm faces $774 million antitrust fine in Taiwan

Qualcomm’s antitrust troubles aren’t going away any time soon. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined the company the equivalent of $774 million over claims it abused its dominance of cellular chipsets in phones. The company effectively has a monop…

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From Cult of Mac: Trump administration will weigh in on Apple antitrust case

The highest court in the U.S. is debating whether or not it should hear an appeal from Apple on a class-action lawsuit that it lost in a lower court. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court asked the Trump administration’s Justice Department for its o…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: EU raids banks over attempts to block financial tech rivals

You’d think that governments were waging a war against financial technology given reports of crackdowns and tighter regulation, but the opposite is true in Europe. EU officials have confirmed that they recently raided the offices of bank authorities…

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