Policy

US Senators Investigate ‘Amazon’s Choice’ Badge
August 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

Amazon says the "Amazon's Choice" badge is meant to simplify the shopping experience for customers by recommending highly rated products with the best value. But now, a pair of high-profiled U.S. Senators are questioning the program's validity.

FTC Head Open to Breaking Up Big Tech Companies
August 14, 2019 at 9:13 am

The chair of the Federal Trade Commission said in an interview this week that he is more than willing to break up big tech companies—by undoing past mergers and acquisitions—if that proves to be the best remedy for rebalancing the scales of competition.

FTC Investigates Amazon-Apple Deal
August 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

Last year, Amazon offered to sell Apple products on its site as part of a mutually beneficial agreement. Now, the FTC is looking into the deal for potential antitrust violations.

FTC Looking Into Deal Between Amazon and Apple
August 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into possible antitrust violations after a deal between Amazon and Apple has resulted in legitimate third-party marketplace sellers' businesses being forced off of Amazon's platform.

Apple Asks Trump for Tariff Exemptions on Mac Pro
July 24, 2019 at 8:40 am

Less than a month after announcing it would move Mac Pro production and assembly from Texas to China, Apple has asked the Trump administration to exempt components needed to build the high-end PC from import tariffs.

Windows Gets Caught Up in U.S.-China Trade Tiff
May 31, 2019 at 11:43 am

In the ongoing back and for between the U.S. and China, the Chinese government is taking aim at the Windows operating system, seemingly in response to the U.S.'s ban on Huawei.

U.S. Blacklists Huawei in Escalating Trade Tension with China
May 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

Despite the feeling that Huawei had already been blacklisted by the U.S. government, President Trump and the Commerce Department made several moves to up the pressure even further—all part of the U.S.'s escalating trade war with China.

Office Depot to Pay $35 Million for PC Malware Scam
March 29, 2019 at 10:17 am

The Federal Trade Commision has ordered Office Depot and a software service provider to fork over $35 million to settle a complaint that the companies used misleading software to get consumers to pay for PC repair services.