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Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan...

UK watchdog examines Apple-Google mobile system control

Jun. 15, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. competition regulators are looking into Apple and Google smartphone operating systems, app stores and browsers, over concern that the control of "mobile ecosystems" by the two tech giants is harming consumers. The Competition and Markets Authority on...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 15, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd ...

Bills that could force Big Tech breakups unveiled in House

Jun. 11, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of House lawmakers put forward a sweeping legislative package Friday that could curb the market power of Big Tech companies and force Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. The...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 08, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd ...

France fines Google for abusing 'dominant' ads position

Jun. 07, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Google is being fined 220 million euros ($268 million) by France’s antitrust watchdog for abusing its ‘dominant’ position in online advertising. The search engine giant is also promising to overhaul the way its platform is used for buying and selling...

European regulators launch fresh probes of Facebook, Google

Jun. 04, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European Union and British regulators opened dual antitrust investigations Friday into whether Facebook distorts competition in the classified advertising market by using data to compete unfairly against rival services. German officials, meanwhile,...

Huawei rolls out its own operating system to smartphones

Jun. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Huawei launched its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system on its handsets on Wednesday as it adapts to having lost access to Google mobile services two years ago after the U.S. put the Chinese telecommunications company on a trade blacklist. The...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

May. 25, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6....

German regulator probes Google's market position, data use

May. 25, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German regulators have launched an investigation into Google's position in the market, and how the search engine and advertising giant handles user data. The Federal Cartel Office, or Bundeskartellamt, said Tuesday that it has started proceedings against...