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September 24, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Feds sue Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe for anticompetitive moves

The U.S. Department of Justice this afternoon sued six high-profile tech companies for making anticompetitive moves to protect employees from poaching. Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Pixar and Intuit made agreements “that restrained competition between them for highly skilled employees,” the department said in a news release. They agreed not to cold-call each other’s employees, which “distorted the…

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May 4, 2010 at 9:44 AM

AP confirms Apple facing antitrust investigation

It looks like Apple may be emulating Microsoft in one regard. The Associated Press is reporting that federal regulators are preparing to investigate whether Apple violated antitrust rules with its application development platform for mobile devices. The story follows up on a report yesterday by the New York Daily News, which first disclosed that the Justice…

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February 26, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Microsoft lawyer takes it to Google, lays out antitrust concerns

Maybe he was inspired by the U.S. Olympic hockey team, but Microsoft lawyer Dave Heiner just delivered a PR body check to Google in a fiery blog post laying out their antitrust scuffle. Heiner is publicly responding to Google pointing fingers toward Redmond as U.S. and European regulators scrutinize the search giant. It’s a juicy post…

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February 4, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Feds: Google book settlement still bad, more work needed

Google and book publisher and authors have improved their class-action settlement but not enough to avoid antitrust troubles, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a filing and news release this afternoon. The key quote in the filing: “Although the United States believes the parties have approached this effort in good faith and the amended settlement agreement…

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