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Amazon Japan Raided on Suspicion of Antitrust Practices
Amazon

Amazon Japan Raided on Suspicion of Antitrust Practices

A Japan Fair Trade Commission spokesman said he could not confirm the report but added: 'I won't say the contents are incorrect.'
Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine
Legal Issues

Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine

The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010.
FTC Exploring Apple Rules for Streaming Music Rivals in App Store
Antitrust

FTC Exploring Apple Rules for Streaming Music Rivals in App Store

Regulators are said to be looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law.
One More City Boosts its Minimum Wage: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

One More City Boosts its Minimum Wage: Weekly News Roundup

Plus: Spotify's valuation hits $8.5 billion while Beyonce faces a branding backlash.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Apple Music Faces Antitrust Scrutiny
Antitrust

Apple Music Faces Antitrust Scrutiny

New York and Connecticut are investigating Apple's negotiations with music companies to look for signs of potential violations.
Apple's Beats Music Draws Antitrust Scrutiny Over Deals With Record Labels
Antitrust

Apple's Beats Music Draws Antitrust Scrutiny Over Deals With Record Labels

The iPhone maker prepares to debut a new version of the Beats Music streaming service.
EU Says Google Cheated in Shopping Searches
Legal Issues

EU Says Google Cheated in Shopping Searches

In another antitrust investigation, the search giant is accused of distorting Internet search results to favor its shopping service.
Google Could Face Additional Antitrust Heat in Europe
Antitrust

Google Could Face Additional Antitrust Heat in Europe

A newly released document could be taken into account by European antitrust regulators.
Why Etsy's Rumored IPO Matters: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Why Etsy's Rumored IPO Matters: Your Weekly News Roundup

Brush up on the latest from Apple, Google, Bitcoin, Etsy and other innovation news in a snap.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Google Looks to Head Off U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android
Antitrust

Google Looks to Head Off U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android

The lawsuit comes as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities.
Apple Wins Digital Music Antitrust Trial
Legal Issues

Apple Wins Digital Music Antitrust Trial

A U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store.
How Dumb Is This Apple iPod Antitrust Suit?
Legal Issues

How Dumb Is This Apple iPod Antitrust Suit?

The trial proceeds without a plaintiff because most class action suits are for the benefit of lawyers, not customers.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Apple Accused of Deliberately Deleting Competitors' Songs on iPods
Competition

Apple Accused of Deliberately Deleting Competitors' Songs on iPods

Court proceedings are underway in California as the tech giant has to defend actions it took on iPods purchased between 2006 and 2009 wiping music off users' iPods accounts downloaded from competing music services.
Catherine Clifford
Zillow to Acquire Chief Competitor Trulia in $3.5 Billion Deal
Mergers and Acquisitions

Zillow to Acquire Chief Competitor Trulia in $3.5 Billion Deal

Following a six-week courtship, two mega real-estate listings websites are joining forces to create a colossal database of digital listings.
Geoff Weiss