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Google faces new US antitrust scrutiny, this time over smartphones

Like European authorities, the US Federal Trade Commission has begun looking into how Google treats mobile apps that compete with its own, Bloomberg says.

By September 25, 2015


Samsung's battle with Smartflash put on hold over patent scrutiny

A US Court of Appeals says that the case should not proceed until the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a chance to review the validity of Smartflash's patents.

By July 30, 2015


For Yahoo, New York's probe into daily fantasy sports is another blow

The search giant reportedly gets a subpoena from New York State's attorney general. It's the last thing the company needs as it tries to become relevant to users again.

By November 18, 2015


Google shakes up European operations amid regulatory scrutiny

A Google exec says the realignment will help Google respond more quickly to what's happening in individual countries.

By February 26, 2015


Apple under scrutiny in Canada for its contracts with carriers

Antitrust watchdog is seeking a court order for Apple documents related to a probe of alleged anticompetitive clauses in its carrier contracts.

By December 11, 2014


What should Yahoo get rid of?

The struggling Internet giant is trying to decide which of its services it should keep or dump. Yahoo Real Estate, or maybe even Yahoo News, could be on the chopping block, analysts say.

By November 21, 2015


Uber's 'God View' under scrutiny as spotlight intensifies on its practices

The car-ride service, which is accused of tracking a reporter's Uber rides, is investigating a top executive -- in the wake of a controversy involving another exec's intense interest in reporters.

By November 19, 2014


Google blames 'bug' for burying TripAdvisor, Yelp in search

The CEOs of the two companies accuse Google of prioritizing its own services at the expense of rivals. Both are longstanding critics of Google's search engine.

By November 25, 2015


Honest Trailers roasts original 'Star Wars' movie

"Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" falls under snarky scrutiny in a parody trailer that reduces hero Luke Skywalker to "a whiny space brat."

By November 18, 2015


Renault sells over-polluting diesels in Europe, group claims

In the wake of VW's emissions scandal, a German environmental group says more automakers than originally thought may be skirting Europe's regulatory system.

By November 24, 2015