Google Hit With New $1.69 Billion EU Antitrust Fine as It Scrambles to Please Watchdog

Google has been hit with its third big antitrust fine in Europe. This time it’s EUR1.49 billion ($1.69 billion) for abusing its search monopoly in the terms it forced on companies using its AdSense for Search boxes on their websites. These boxes earn the websites ad revenue, with Google acting as the broker. The European […]

EU Expected to Hit Google with Another Massive Antitrust Fine

If you thought the European Commission was done hitting Google with massive fines, think again. Having already whacked the U.S. company with a $2.7 billion fine in 2017 (for disadvantaging comparison-shopping rivals in its search results) and a $5 billion fine last year (for disadvantaging software rivals in the Android ecosystem,) the Commission will reportedly […]

Facebook Accidentally Backs Up Elizabeth Warren’s Tech Breakup Argument by Censoring Ad

Facebook accidentally helped to back up Elizabeth Warren’s case for breaking it and the other tech giants apart, by removing the Democratic presidential hopeful’s ads on the issue. Warren’s online ads, which call for stronger antitrust enforcement against Big Tech–she wants to unwind Facebook’s acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram, for one thing–featured Facebook’s logo. The […]

Why Big Tech Needs More Antitrust Enforcement

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. My favorite line in Elizabeth Warren’s manifesto to slice Google, Facebook, and Amazon down to size was her discourse on the Internet search business and the debt of gratitude […]

Data Sheet—Why Big Tech Needs More Antitrust Enforcement

My favorite line in Elizabeth Warren’s manifesto to slice Google, Facebook, and Amazon down to size was her discourse on the Internet search business and the debt of gratitude consumers owe to antitrust regulators. “Aren’t we all glad that we now have the option of using Google instead of being stuck with Bing?” she asserted. […]

Google Makes the Audacious Claim That Its Market Dominance Doesn’t Matter

Facing fresh regulation in Australia, Google has taken a rather ambitious tack: it’s disputing the assertion by the country’s antitrust regulator that it needs to be reined in because of its “market power” in the areas of search, search advertising, and news media referrals. Almost all web searches in Australia are conducted through Google’s engine. […]