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Antitrust

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Bianca Bosker

Is Google The Next Microsoft? Antitrust Inquiry Could Be On The Horizion

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology

Is Google the next Microsoft? The question, which has been asked most often in regard to Google's ability to innovate, takes on new significance am...

U.S. Probing Tech Giants' Patent Deals

wsj.com | THOMAS CATAN | Posted 08.05.2011 | Business

The Justice Department is scrutinizing likely bidders for a trove of patents being sold by the bankrupt Canadian telecom-equipment maker Nortel Networ...

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

Window into Google's Monopoly Maneuvers: More Internal Skyhook Emails

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Examining the larger set of documents from the initial phase of the Skyhook trial against Google is opening a window into Google executives' views on how they sought to reinforce Google's monopoly and collect personal information from its users.

REPORT: AT&T, T-Mobile Antitrust Probe Deepens

Posted 07.04.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department has decided to pursue an in-depth investigation of AT&T's plan to buy of T-Mobile USA, according to ...

The Need to Focus on the Correct Issues in Google, Power, and Antitrust

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

The discussion of Google and antitrust has shifted in recent weeks from relevant market and anticompetitive behavior to consumer happiness. The problem is that consumers are not always the best judges of their own welfare.

The Wavelength: The Battle Over Net Neutrality Rages On

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

By Eric K. Arnold, Media Consortium blogger Four months after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supposedly settled the issue, the battle ove...