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Big tech faces EU’s antitrust scrutiny

Washington is talking about antitrust regulation for big tech while Europe takes action.  European Union (EU) regulators have recently announced a number of actions against US tech companies, beginning with an investigation last month into chipmaker Broadcom over whether it uses exclusivity agreements to undermine competitors. Margrethe Vestager, the top EU antitrust official, said Amazon will be examined for possibly abusing…

Elizabeth Warren proposes breakup of big tech

Storyline: Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined others across the political spectrum in voicing concern about the power of big tech and is proposing structural changes to promote competition. She has laid out a detailed plan for breaking up Facebook Inc., Google, and Amazon.com which she believes have become so powerful they are damaging the U.S….