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  • Yahoo-Google Revised Deal Still Unlikely: Analyst Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 5:12 PM ET
    Yahoo partners with Google

    The new search advertising deal between Yahoo and Google is unlikely to win U.S. antitrust approval, and therefore may open the door to a new bid for Yahoo from Microsoft, an analyst said.

  • Google/Yahoo Ad Deal Keeps Stirring Up The Controversy Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Yahoo partners with Google

    On Monday the World Federation of Advertisers, which represents 55 national advertiser associations, said it asked the European Union to block the partnership, which is expected to launch next month.

  • Intel Said to Be Facing Antitrust Investigation Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 11:52 AM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    The Federal Trade Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation of Intel, The New York Times reported.

  • South Korea Says Intel Abused Dominant Position Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 12:09 AM ET

    South Korean regulators said on Thursday Intel had abused its dominant position in the local market and ordered the world's top semiconductor maker to pay a fine of about $26 million.

  • State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal holds a press conference in his office to announce plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education over the federal No Child Left Behind Act in Hartford, Conn., Monday August 22, 2005. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal tells Bloomberg he's investigating a possible conflict of interest involving Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.   Berkshire owns a big stake in the credit rating agency Moody's, which recently gave Berkshire's new bond insurer its highest rating, a triple-A.

  • EU Approves Thomson-Reuters Merger Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    Canada's Thomson won European regulatory approval Tuesday to buy news and information provider Reuters Group but must sell off financial research units to eliminate antitrust concerns, the European Commission said.

  • Microsoft/Yahoo Deal Poses Antitrust Issues: Google Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    Google Inc fired back Sunday at Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid to acquire Yahoo, accusing Microsoft of seeking to extend its computer software monopoly deeper into the Internet realm.

  • Justice 'Interested' in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Review Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 1:03 PM ET
    Microsoft

    The Justice Department on Friday said it is "interested" in reviewing antitrust issues associated with Microsoft nearly $45 billion unsolicited bid for Yahoo.

  • Visa to Settle Antitrust Suit For Record $2.25 Billion Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 12:12 PM ET

    Visa has tentatively agreed to pay American Express a record $2.25 billion to settle a three-year-old antitrust case, CNBC has learned.

  • Singapore's state investment firm Temasek Holdings said on Wednesday that it would defend itself against the findings by Indonesia's anti-trust body KPPU that it had violated the country's anti-monopoly laws.

  • EU Official Criticizes U.S. Justice Dept on Microsoft Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 11:30 AM ET
    Microsoft

    European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said on Wednesday that a top U.S.  Justice Department official's criticism of an EU court decision against Microsoft was "totally unacceptable."

  • Microsoft Defeated in EU Court on Anti-Trust Issues Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 10:50 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft suffered a stunning defeat on Monday when a European Union court backed a European Commission ruling that the U.S. software giant illegally abused its market power to crush competitors.

  • Intel Corp. plans to respond quickly to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission request for more information on a plan to merge its flash memory chip business with that of Switzerland's STMicroelectronics NV.

  • EU Says Intel Tried to Squeeze Out Advanced Micro Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 10:24 AM ET

    Intel slashed prices below cost and gave huge rebates in an illegal attempt to drive its smaller competitor out of the market, the European Union said on Friday in charges against the world's largest chipmaker.

  • Google Takes Swipe at Viacom, Talks Social Networks Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 2:11 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google took a swipe at media conglomerate Viacom, which is suing the Internet search leader and its video sharing site YouTube for $1 billion over "massive copyright infringement."

  • Whole Foods CEO Panned Wild Oats in Web Postings Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 1:23 PM ET

    The chief executive of Whole Foods Market posted messages on a Yahoo! chat forum under an alias for years, talking up his own company while predicting a bleak future for Wild Oats Markets, the rival it has since sought to acquire.

  • Microsoft to Change Vista Search Over Complaint Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 12:14 AM ET
    Microsoft's Windows Vista operating software.

    Microsoft will make changes to the program that helps Windows Vista users search their hard drives, in response to antitrust complaints from Google Inc., according to a U.S. Justice Department report issued late Tuesday.

  • FTC Probing Google-DoubleClick Deal Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 5:51 AM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Google's proposed $3.1 billion purchase of ad-management technology company DoubleClick.

  • Supreme Court Rules for Telcos in Antitrust Suit Monday, 21 May 2007 | 10:33 AM ET

    The Supreme Court sided with the nation's largest local phone companies in a lawsuit by consumers alleging anti-competitive business practices.

  • The 'DoubleClick Dividend!' Friday, 18 May 2007 | 1:17 PM ET

    When is a $3 billion company really worth $6 billion? When you're Microsoft, looking for some kind of answer to the Google online advertising juggernaut, and still licking your wounds after losing the billion-dollar bidding war for DoubleClick.Which leads us to Microsoft's mega-merger with Aquantive, offering an 85% premium to yesterday's closing price. It's a bold move, a pricey move, a move Microsoft had to make, but not surprising given what's been happening in the online advertising world these past few weeks.