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FTC Expected To Clarify Its Power To Police Unfair Competition

From time to time, the Federal Trade Commission is known to take on companies it believes create an environment of unfair competition. Over the years, some have seen the agency’s actions to be a bit arbitrary and wide-ranging. 226 more words

Authors, Booksellers Call For Investigation Into Amazon's Alleged Anti-Competitive Business Practices

Last year, Amazon and book publisher Hachette engaged in a contentious feud that at times saw the online retailer use its considerable clout to make it difficult for consumers to purchase books by Hachette-published authors. 774 more words

Reuters: FTC investigating Apple App Store subscription rules in light of Apple Music

The US antitrust regulators are reportedly looking into Apple’s subscription service rules for the App Store are anticompetitive and illegal under US law, according to Reuters… 194 more words

IOS Devices

Plaintiffs withdraw class-action lawsuit against Google over its Android & Search practices

Reuters reports that the plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google have finally withdrawn their case. The case, which was brought against Google nearly a year ago… 204 more words


"The FTC’s Supreme Court Victory: A Rare Win for Both Libertarians and Regulators" Guest Post by Theodore A. Gebhard

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent Supreme Court victory in the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (NCSB or Board) case brought together in common cause both economic libertarians and federal antitrust regulators — groups often at odds with each other respecting important philosophical and policy principles. 1,272 more words

Small Business

FTC Report Alleges Google Used Anti-Competitive Practices Prior To 2013

When conducting a search on Google, consumers have a reasonable expectation that results will show a variety of options related to their inquiry. But a recently disclosed report shows that wasn’t always the case. 423 more words

Jury begins deliberations in antitrust lawsuit over iPods, iTunes, and third-party music stores

The class-action lawsuit against Apple over alleged anticompetitive behavior in how the iPod handled songs from third-party much stores is finally in the hands of a jury… 239 more words

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