Tag Archive: Antitrust


Free at last! Apple finally ditches controversial antitrust monitor

Apple has finally ditched its controversial antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich after two years of what Apple acknowledges has been a “rocky relationship.” Bromwich was first installed in Cupertino back in October 2013, after Apple was found to have illegally colluded with five book publishers to raise e-book prices in a way that was deemed to have hurt Apple’s competition. […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple is ‘its own worst enemy,’ says antitrust monitor

In what is likely to be his final assessment to U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, controversial antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich admitted that Apple is doing well when it comes to antirust compliance — but decided to take a few parting shots at the company anyway. “Apple has been its own worst enemy,” Bromwich said. “[Its] lack of cooperation has cast […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple loses appeal to dismiss antitrust monitor, again

Apple just can’t get rid of its shady antitrust compliance monitor. After making another appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to disqualify Michael Bromwich as its monitor, Apple was rejected by the federal court…

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FTC already concerned about possible Beats Music antitrust violation

Apple may be struggling to finalize deals with record labels ahead of its Beats Music rebranding this summer, but that’s not stopping the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from scrutinizing it for potential antitrust violations, according to a new report. The…

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Apple’s e-book antitrust monitor is charging for reading the paper

Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed antitrust monitor who infamously handed Apple an “unprecedented” legal bill of $ 138,432 for his first two weeks’ work, is back — and his latest eyebrow-raising offence is charging Apple to “review relevant media articles.” What does…

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EU launches formal antitrust investigation into Android

After years of examining the Android operating system, the European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into claims that Google unfairly forces competitors into bundling its own apps on their devices. “The investigation will focus on whether Google has entered…

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Apple’s music streaming plans are already under antitrust scrutiny

Apple’s not even announced its rebranded Beats Music streaming rival to Spotify yet, and already it’s under investigation from regulators. According to a new report, multiple record labels and digital music companies have been contacted for questioning by the European…

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Apple antitrust hearing will continue despite every plaintiff being disqualified

A class action suit accusing Apple of violating antitrust laws with the iPod and iTunes will continue — despite every plaintiff in the case being disqualified. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers disqualified the last remaining plaintiff in the case…

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Steve Jobs is key witness at Apple’s latest antitrust trial

Steve Jobs made an appearance Monday as a key witness in Apple’s most recent antitrust lawsuit — courtesy of a video deposition taped shortly prior to his death in 2011. The lawsuit concerns a long-running class action antitrust lawsuit dating…

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Steve Jobs is key witness at Apple’s latest antitrust trial

Steve Jobs made an appearance Monday as a key witness in Apple’s most recent antitrust lawsuit — courtesy of a video deposition taped shortly prior to his death in 2011. The lawsuit concerns a long-running class action antitrust lawsuit dating…

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