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Google dials up focus on portability ahead of rule changes

Google has signalled it’s dialling up efforts around portability, announcing a plan yesterday to spend $3 million and “hundreds of hours” of its engineers time over the next five years […]




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Justice Dept. Sues to Block $13 Billion Deal by UnitedHealth Group

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Thursday sued to block a $13 billion acquisition of a health technology company by a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, in the latest move by […]




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A Gene Sequencing Pioneer Battles Over What It Can Buy

Illumina, the leading maker of gene-sequencing machines, is tiny compared with the tech giants of Silicon Valley. But like Google and Facebook, Illumina now finds itself in the cross hairs […]




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Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business

Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas. In the filing, the company […]




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The FTC is reportedly probing Meta’s VR business for antitrust violations

Following news that the FTC’s antitrust suit against Meta cleared a critical hurdle earlier this week, the agency is apparently also taking a sharp interest in the company’s VR business. […]




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UK class action lodged against Meta seeks $3.1B for breach of competition law

A competition legal expert, backed by a powerful litigation fund, is set to mount a multibillion-dollar class action suit against Facebook/Meta for breach of competition law on the basis that […]




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FTC settles with data analytics firm after millions of Americans’ mortgage files exposed

Two redacted files among millions of mortgage and financial documents found on the exposed server (Image: TechCrunch) The Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with a mortgage data analytics […]




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6 things in cybersecurity we didn’t know last year

The past 12 months in cybersecurity have been a rough ride. In cybersecurity, everything is broken — it’s just a matter of finding it — and this year felt like […]




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Beef Prices Are Soaring, But Cattle Ranchers Aren’t Cashing In

SHEPHERD, Montana — Judging from the prices at supermarkets and restaurants, this would appear to be a lucrative moment for cattle ranchers like Steve Charter.America is consuming more beef than […]




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As Prices Rise Due to Inflation, Biden Turns to Antitrust Enforcers

But, Mr. Maffei said, the focus on antitrust has given the commission tools and confidence to investigate other abuses by shipping companies, now and in the future, when demand falls […]