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Yahoo Groups is being prepared for shutdown, with all stored archives to be deleted on Dec 14

The latest ****-you from Oath -- the Verizon division created to manage the zombie assets of AOL and Yahoo, bought at a ridiculous premium and then written down by more than 99% -- is the impending drawdown of Yahoo Groups, with mass deletions of all stored "Files, Polls, Links, Photos, Folders, Calendar, Database, Attachments, Conversations, ...

Snap CEO isn’t expecting much from Facebook antitrust investigations

Facebook’s relentless feature copy of Snapchat has been seen as one of the chief examples of the company’s competitive overreach, but Snap CEO Evan Spiegel isn’t sure whether antitrust activity from the government is going to change the company’s near-term prospects of competing with Instagram. “I mean the history of antitrust would basically say that ...

After the passage of the EU Copyright Directive, Google nukes Google News France

The passage of the EU's Copyright Directive last March marked the most controversial rulemaking process in EU history, with lawmakers squeaking a narrow victory that relied on confused MEPs pushing the wrong button.

The main focus of the opposition was Article 13 (now Article 17), which will force tech companies to filter every video, ...

Bill Gates: if we break up Big Tech, we’ll just have more bad companies

In an interview with Bloomberg, Bill Gates dismissed the idea of breakups as a remedy for Big Tech's monopolistic market concentration; Gates said that breaking up an abusive company will just produce more abusive companies. Instead, Gates believes that specific monopolistic activities should be banned.

Gates has some company in this position: For example EU competition ...

Congress wants internal records from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google

09.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

As antitrust investigations heat up, Congress is requesting piles of records from Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. That includes internal communications between execs concerning major projects, like Facebooks acquisition of WhatsApp and Apple's Ap... ...

Everyone’s investigating Google for antitrust violations…except California and Alabama

The attorneys general from 48 states, DC, and Puerto Rico are collaborating on a joint antitrust investigation of Google's dominance in the ad- and search-markets, but two AGs are sitting this one out: California's Xavier Becerra and Alabama's Steve Marshall.

Becerra's motives are easy to speculate about: although he talks a good game on reining ...

Apple tweaks its App Store algorithm as antitrust investigations loom

That Apple has used its App Store to offer itself a competitive advantage is nothing new. TechCrunch and others have been reporting on this problem for years, including those times when Apple chose to display its apps in the No. 1 position on the Top Charts, for example, or when it stole some of the ...

10 bipartisan Attorneys General launch antitrust investigation against Facebook

Attorneys General from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, have initiated an antitrust investigation into Facebook, seeking to determine whether the company "endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising."

The contours of the ...

Facebook and Google feel the heat as multiple states launch antitrust investigations

09.06.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Multiple states are now investigating Facebook over possible antitrust violations.  The announcement was made Friday morning by New York's attorney general, Letitia James. She'll be cooperating with seven other states and the District of Columbi... ...