Category Archives: Antitrust and Monopoly issues

Opinion | Why Your Phone Service Is So Expensive – by David Leonhardt – NYT

Many Americans pay close to $100 a month for smartphone service. And this pricetag isn’t some natural reflection of the service’s value. In many other countries, smartphone plans cost much less. The economists Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago … Continue reading

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Google Fined $5.1 Billion by E.U. in Android Antitrust Ruling – By Adam Satariano – NYT

European officials said Google, which makes the Android mobile operating system used in smartphones, broke antitrust laws by striking deals with handset manufacturers such as HTC, Huawei and Samsung. The agreements required Google’s services, such as its search bar and … Continue reading

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The Case Against Google – By CHARLES DUHIGG – NYT

Soon the Raffs began daydreaming about turning their idea into a moneymaker. They didn’t have the funds to compete with huge dating sites like Match.com, so they applied for a couple of patents and began brainstorming. They believed that their … Continue reading

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Heroin- nazis- and Agent Orange: inside the $66 billion merger of the year | World | Thanh Nien Daily

  From the archive of Thanh Nien Daily, 9/16/2016 From Bloomberg News. “These companies used to sell heroin and Agent Orange. Now, they want to form the world’s largest supplier of seeds and pesticides. EU seen approving weed-killer ingredient glyphosate … Continue reading

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Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion in E.U. Antitrust Ruling – The New York Times

“Google suffered a major blow on Tuesday after European antitrust officials fined the search giant a record $2.7 billion for unfairly favoring some of its own services over those of rivals. The penalty, of 2.4 billion euros, highlights the aggressive … Continue reading

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