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Euclidean Geometry and the NCAA's Collegiate Model

Richard M. Southall | Posted 03.19.2012 | Sports
Richard M. Southall

The NCAA's collegiate model -- if it ever really existed -- died long ago and cannot be resuscitated. No matter how many times the big-time college-sport triangle is measured and re-measured, the sum of its angles is clearly not 180°.

Patent Balance Needed to Help End the Smartphone Patent Wars

Edward J. Black | Posted 02.21.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Hopefully, all of the companies involved in the "patent wars" can return their focus to innovating and competing on the merits of their products.

Max J. Rosenthal

Businesses Face A 'Devastating' New Threat | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the economy still weak, businesses may face a fresh blow from insurance companies next year, according to a new report published Th...

How AT&T's Takeover of T-Mobile Went Wrong (Or Didn't)

Art Brodsky | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

It's obvious to most observers that AT&T's attempt to take over T-Mobile is all but dead. The post-mortems are starting and the question being asked is: what went wrong for AT&T?

Basketball: A Day Late, A Dollar Short -- Time for Mark Cuban and David Boies to Rescue the Fans

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 01.21.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

I have a suggestion to solve this sport's crisis. Give Mark Cuban the power to rep the owners with full authority to agree to the terms of a contract.

House Republicans Drive More Nails Into Livestock Rule Coffin

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

While the big news among food activists has been the unsettling possibility that a secret farm bill could be snuck into the super committee's recommendations and passed with no public input, Republicans have furtively dealt a crippling blow to family farmers and consumers.

Search, Innovation, and Antitrust

Stephen D. Houck | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology
Stephen D. Houck

Preventing Google from giving users what they want -- through features similar to those provided by its competitors -- is bad antitrust policy.

The Legal Issues Behind the NBA Players' Decertification Strategy

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

From an NBA fan's perspective, the hope now is that the uncertainty and risk to both sides involved with decertification and an antitrust suit are enough to push the two sides to make a deal at the bargaining table.

Could a Pharmacy Monopoly Affect Your Healthcare?

John Horton | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
John Horton

if you're on a regimen of prescription drugs, you already know how expensive prescription drugs can be -- and you may have found yourself comparing prices among pharmacies. What would happen to this diversity, and to patients, if one company -- one pharmacy -- were to engage in monopolistic behavior?

Ryan Grim

Spreading Freedom: Google And The War For The Web | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You can't swing a dead cat video in Washington lately without hitting a lobbyist, consultant, attorney or adviser on retainer to Google ...

Another AT&T Breakup Could Be In The Cards

Art Brodsky | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

It took AT&T stepping way over the line to get the Justice Dept. engaged, but who is to say that line won't be crossed again? And that some public officials who take the public interest and antitrust seriously won't act again?

In Search of Gold

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The free market determines the price paid to colleges and conferences for televised games. If there are only four major conferences, there certainly is the possibility of something less than a free market.

Why Google Is Not Microsoft

Stephen D. Houck | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology
Stephen D. Houck

Antitrust law is about behavior. It's not about whether a company is big and successful -- it's about whether it is big and bad.

IBM Offers Concessions In Antitrust Case

AP | By GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

BRUSSELS -- U.S. computer maker IBM Corp. on Tuesday offered to make it easier for competitors to provide maintenance services for its mainframe compu...

A Guide To The Action At Eric Schmidt's Testimony, Part 2

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

We want to know that Google's activities have been legal, of course. But with Google's power, and their willingness to use that power to advance their business interests, I am just as interested in ascertaining that their activities have been fair.

A Guide To The Action At Eric Schmidt's Testimony, Part 1

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 11.06.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

People who think of Google as the provider of free search to the world may have difficulty understanding why the FTC has launched an investigation, or why Chairman Eric Schmidt was pressured to testify before the Subcommittee.

Google Wins Antitrust Victory

Posted 11.01.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - An Ohio judge dismissed antitrust claims on Wednesday in a case against Google, handing the company a victory as it faces a separate fed...

Patent Wars and Blackmail in Silicon Valley

Glenn B. Manishin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology
Glenn B. Manishin

While the executives at Google have nothing to fear personally from these patent wars, others seem to have a lot at risk.

Google's 5 Most Expensive Acquisitions To Date

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

Google announced on its blog Monday that it plans to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash. If the deal is approved by antitrust regula...

The Shameful Murder Of Dodd-Frank

Robert Reich | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The sad lesson of Dodd-Frank is that Wall Street is too powerful to allow effective regulation of it. The only answer left is to break up the giant banks with antitrust action.

The Cost of Lost Privacy: How Google and Datamining Drive Economic Inequality in Our Nation

Nathan Newman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

Why has economic inequality increased so radically in the United States over the last generation? General explanations range from globalization to th...

Google Is No Microsoft

David Balto | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
David Balto

Any analogy between a potential antitrust case against Google and the antitrust case against Microsoft ignores the underlying facts and is a misguided over-simplification of the complicated nature of the on-line search market.

Facebook Money? Will the Feds Stop Facebook's Power Play For Online Currency?

Jamie Court | Posted 08.29.2011 | Technology
Jamie Court

When a company with a half billion customers moves from being the social network into gaining a financial grip over consumers and web developers, Pandora's box is open. Let's hope the Federal Trade Commission shuts the lid very soon.

In Antitrust Probe, Google's Critics Have it Wrong

David Balto | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
David Balto

Much of what motivates supporters of an investigation of Google at the Federal Trade Commission is not a genuine desire to protect consumers, but a desire to protect competitors from Google's intense competitive nature.

Antitrust Questions Loom Over European Stock Exchange Merger

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Spicer) - Complex antitrust questions hang over Deutsche Boerse AG and NYSE Euronext just weeks before shareholders decide whet...