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Google faces a Texan showdown, as European ice skaters welcome a key court decision
23 December 2020 00:00
It’s high noon in Texas, where a posse of state attorneys general have filed one of two, multistate complaints against search and advertising giant Google. The first was submitted by Texas and nine other states alleging antitrust violations in Google’s display ads business; a second filed in Washington DC by 38 attorneys general focuses on Google’s alleged illegal search monopolization. And at the heart of one of the lawsuits is the allegation that Google colluded with Facebook in a secret deal with a “Star Wars” themed code name. Meanwhile, professional European ice skaters will be taking to the rink with renewed enthusiasm over the holidays, following an EU court decision that’s likely to resonate throughout professional sporting bodies.
16 December 2020 00:00 by Lewis CroftsSports-governing bodies will breathe a sigh of relief at a judgment from EU judges, despite siding against the International Skating Union.
17 December 2020 00:00 by Khushita VasantGoogle colluded with Facebook in a bid to maintain its dominance over the online display-advertising market, alleges an antitrust lawsuit filed.
18 December 2020 00:00 by Mike SwiftFreshly filed antitrust cases against Google and Facebook are slated to play out in the months, and almost certainly years, ahead.
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