FTC is not that keen on Musk’s Twitter deal
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Sniffing around

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says it is reviewing Tesla boss Elon [look at me] Musk's $44 billion takeover of Twitter.

Samsung sells parts and tools to punters
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Repair your own S20 and Galaxy S21 phones

Starting this summer, Samsung says it will sell genuine parts and tools to customers needed to repair its Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 smartphones, along with its Galaxy Tab S7+ tablet.

FTC investigating Vole's purchase of Activision Blizzard
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Toxic monopoly

The FTC said it is going to have a look at Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard.

FTC refiles monopoly claim against Facebook
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Trying to revive a dismissed case

US antitrust officials refiled their monopoly lawsuit against social notworking giant Facebook, seeking to salvage the landmark case a judge threw out in June.

FTC did not appeal against Qualcomm to the Supreme Court
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Decided not to pursuit 

The four year legal battle is over. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided not to appeal the 9th Circuit's decision, against the claim that Qualcomm's business model and practice were anti-competitive. To refresh your memory, the verdict that included a vote from three judges was unanimous in Qualcomm's favor.

FTC sues Facebook for playing monopoly
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Systematic strategy

The Federal Trade Commission sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.

Qualcomm wins appeal against FTC claim
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Huge win as Ninth Circuit reverses district court decision

In May 2019, the now prominent Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled that Qualcomm's business practices that she called no license-no chip had strangled the competition. Now a higher court called the Ninth Circuit has reversed Koh's district court decision.

Google pays to make FTC investigation go away
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Hey Google! Leave those kids' data alone.

Google will spend up to $200 million to make a  Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube’s alleged violation of a children’s privacy law go away.

US FTC might break up major tech companies
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May undo part mergers

The US. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology companies if necessary by undoing past mergers.

US senators slam FTC Facebook settlement
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Company executives should be held personally responsible.

Two US senators have slammed reported plans for a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Facebook for misuse of consumers’ personal data.