FTC

Qualcomm, in Deals With Apple and Others, Violated Competition Laws, Says FTC

The chip manufacturer's exclusive agreement with the iPhone maker unfairly locked out competitors, the FTC said.

Tom Brant

· 3 min read

The FTC Is Skeptical When Celebrities Are Paid to Like Your Product

The Federal Trade Commission has launched investigations into a number of big-name brands it says have bent the rules governing paid celebrity endorsements.

Matthew Wilson

· 4 min read

FTC Wants Better Disclosures for Sponsored Social Media Posts

If a company is paying you to shill a product on social media, you better do more than write a little #ad hashtag at the very end of your post.

David Murphy

· 3 min read

How Staples Plans to Come Back After U.S. Killed Office Depot Merger

The office supplies giant is going after smaller companies.

Phil Wahba

· 4 min read

U.S. Investigates Security of Mobile Devices

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have asked mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how they release security updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities.

Reuters

· 3 min read

Amazon Found Liable for Charges Incurred by Kids Using Apps

The FTC had sued Amazon in 2014, alleging that the company failed to make proper disclosures to parents regarding purchases made by their children.

Reuters

· 2 min read

U.S. Government Asked Amazon to Lie in Staples-Office Depot Merger Case, Judge Says

'The public ought to know that the government wanted Amazon to say some things that weren't true,' Emmet Sullivan said.

Jen Wieczner

· 3 min read

Staples and Office Depot: U.S. Government 'Simply Wrong' for Trying to Block Merger

More than a year ago, Staples offered to buy Office Depot in a transaction then valued at about $5.5 billion, pressured by declining sales in the office supplies sector and the rise of rivals.

Phil Wahba

· 3 min read

3 Marketing Claims That Hurt Your Reputation

Snake oil has a distinct odor, even online.

Kimanzi Constable

· 4 min read

FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices

'Lumosity simply did not have the science to back up its ads,' said the FTC's director of consumer protection.

Laura Entis

· 3 min read

Is Google Spying on Students? The Electronic Frontier Foundation Believes So.

The computer company is reportedly collecting data through its automatically enabled 'Sync' feature in Chrome.

Nathan McAlone

· 2 min read

Brands: Get Up to Date on Federal Trade Commission Guidelines

Be aware of new FTC regulations regarding advertising and social media.

Eric Dahan

· 3 min read