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EC sends antitrust complaint to smart chip cartel suspects

With settlement talks stalled, the European Commission has launched a formal investigation into whether suppliers of cryptographic chips conspired to fix prices across Europe. The commission announced today that it had sent out a warning to several smart card chip suppliers that it was investigating allegations that they had …
Bill Ray, 22 Apr 2013
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OFT probes Expedia and pals over hotel room price-fixing

Expedia, Booking.com and InterContinential Hotels Group may have broken EU competition law by restricting the ability of travel agents to discount the prices of room-only hotel accommodation, thereby squeezing out their competition. That’s according to an Office of Fair Trading statement of objections issued Tuesday that …
Gavin Clarke, 31 Jul 2012
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Intel comes out swinging against $1.3bn European fine

Intel is petitioning the EU's General Court to overthrow the massive fine imposed upon it by the European Commission back in 2009, saying that the case against it was fatally flawed from the get-go. "The quality of evidence relied on by the Commission is profoundly inadequate," Reuters reports Intel lawyer Nicholas Green …
Rik Myslewski, 3 Jul 2012
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French search engine seeks multi-million euro damages from Google

A French search engine is demanding damages of €295m from Google, in a legal spat over Mountain View's dominance of the market. 1plusV, a local rival to Google in France, alleged that Mountain View's command of the search engine biz had blocked the development of services offered by competitors in the country. The French …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jun 2011
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Google stashes $500m for fines

Google has set aside $500m to settle the investigation into its advertising practices by US regulators. The Department of Justice is examining allegations that Google's advertising practices are anti-competitve. The Chocolate Factory made 97 per cent of its revenue from advertising in the first three months of 2011. The …
John Oates, 11 May 2011
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US government could challenge Google's ITA travel plans

Google’s proposed $700m acquisition of travel search outfit ITA Software is continuing to be probed by the US government, which could lead to the Department of Justice blocking the deal. According to Bloomberg, which cites people familiar with the situation, regulators are mulling over bringing a possible lawsuit against …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Jan 2011
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Oracle whacked by DoJ complaint

An industry group of 130 hardware maintenance providers has complained to the Department of Justice that they've been unfairly squeezed since Larry Ellison bought Sun Microsystems. The Service Industry Association has been complaining about Oracle's tactics for some time, but has now written to the DoJ. The SIA said Oracle's …
John Oates, 18 Nov 2010
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ZTE calls foul over senators' 'xenophobic' letter

ZTE, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, has cried foul over a letter sent to the FCC by four US senators which suggests that Chinese companies should not be trusted with US contracts. The letter, which comes from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, names Huawei and ZTE as Chinese companies from …
Bill Ray, 2 Nov 2010
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Intel disputes EU's probing procedure

Intel wants a temporary time-out from its latest scrap with the European Commission to debate the way the EU is proceeding with the latest round of anti-trust charges. The chip maker said it has filed an appeal with the Court of First Instance related to a "substantive procedural dispute" with the Directorate General for …
Austin Modine, 14 Oct 2008

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