Apple talks App Store fraud, responds to antitrust complaints; Facebook growth is slipping – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the

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Google hit with $123M antitrust fine in Italy over Android Auto – TechCrunch

Google has been fined just over €100 million (~$123M) by Italy’s antitrust watchdog for abuse of a dominant market position.

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Malgré une tentative de désinformation, l’affaire antitrust contre IQVIA progresse et un rapport d’enquête de la FTC sur IQVIA est dévoilé

IQVIA continue d’utiliser des tactiques contraires à l’éthique pour détourner l’attention du problème à l’échelle de l’industrie : L’abus du monopole

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An Apple event, more Clubhouse clones and an app store antitrust hearing – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and

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Apple downplays complaints about App Store scams in antitrust hearing – TechCrunch

Apple was questioned on its inability to reign in subscription scammers on its App Store during yesterday’s Senate antitrust hearing.

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Senate antitrust hearing on app stores gives Apple critics a big soapbox – TechCrunch

The latest hearing to target Big Tech will drill down on competition in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The

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Apple and Google pressed in antitrust hearing on whether app stores share data with product development teams – TechCrunch

In today’s antitrust hearing in the U.S. Senate, Apple and Google representatives were questioned on whether they have a “strict

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Biden will nominate Big Tech critic and antitrust star Lina Khan to the FTC – TechCrunch

Biden didn’t campaign on getting tough against Big Tech, but his early actions are speaking louder than his words. The

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Assistant Attorney General Antitrust — Progressives Sound Alarm on Amazon’s Influence over Biden Admin

(Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters) The Revolving Door Project, which works to scrutinize corporate influence in executive branch appointees, sent a letter

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Facebook challenges FTC’s antitrust case with big tech’s tattered playbook – TechCrunch

Facebook has challenged the FTC’s antitrust case against it using a standard playbook that questions the agency’s arguably expansive approach

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New antitrust reform bill charts one possible path for regulating big tech – TechCrunch

As Democrats settle into control of both chambers of Congress, signs of the party’s legislative priorities are starting to manifest.

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DOJ Antitrust Chief Makan Delrahim To Step Down On Jan. 19 – Deadline

Makan Delrahim, the chief of the Justice Department’s antitrust Division, is departing on January 19, the day before Joe Biden’s

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Parler sues Amazon, leveling far-fetched antitrust allegations – TechCrunch

Parler has sued Amazon after the beleaguered conservative social media site was expelled from AWS, filing a fanciful complaint alleging

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From the U.S. to China, Korea, India and Europe, antitrust action against tech is gaining serious momentum – TechCrunch

After decades of global expansion and consolidation in the tech sector, antitrust is now a headline issue for the industry

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Alibaba shares plummet after announcement under antitrust probe

The Chinese government opened an investigation against the online commerce giant on “suspicion of monopolistic conduct.” After this, the value

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What a Facebook Photos product manager thinks about antitrust – TechCrunch

Samuel is a product leader and two-time founder, currently serving as VP of Product at Fivestars. He previously founded Divvyshot

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Antitrust Suit: Google, Facebook Pledged to Work Together against Lawsuit

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 5, 2018.

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Google slammed for ‘monopoly power’ in new antitrust lawsuit from 35 states – TechCrunch

Another day, another major antitrust effort seeking to dismantle the unprecedented power of the world’s biggest tech companies. On Thursday,

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Google Lawsuit — Ten States File Antitrust Suit over Digital Ad Practices

The Google sign on one of the company’s office buildings in Irvine, Calif., October 20, 2020. (Mike Blake/Reuters) A group

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Apple scolds adtech, Facebook hit with antitrust suits, Twitter buys Squad – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and

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Facebook hit with antitrust probe for tying Oculus use to Facebook accounts – TechCrunch

Facebook’s bad week just got worse: It’s being investigated in Germany for linking usage of its VR product, Oculus, to

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European Union Uses Antitrust Regulations for Protectionist Goals

(BirgitKorber/Getty Images) Antitrust is meant to stimulate competition. Weaponizing it to pursue mercantilist ends would appear to be the antithesis

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DOJ files antitrust lawsuit challenging Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid – TechCrunch

The Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging Visa’s proposed $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid . News of

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The DOJ is investigating Visa’s $5.3 billion bid for Plaid on antitrust grounds – TechCrunch

It’s not just big tech that’s getting the antitrust treatment from the Department of Justice. Late Monday afternoon, the Department

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