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  • Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer of Qualcomm Inc., holds the new Snapdragon 835 chip during a keynote at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Apple buys modem chips from companies like Qualcomm to enable the iPhone to connect to cellular networks.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- Tronox Ltd has reached a settlement with U.S. antitrust enforcers that will allow it to move forward with its purchase of much of Cristal's titanium dioxide business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. It had previously valued the assets at $700 million, and a British company, INEOS Enterprises AG, agreed to buy the plants.

  • April 8- Marlboro maker Altria Group said on Monday it had received a request for additional information on its investment in e-cigarette market leader Juul Labs Inc from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Altria, which bought a 35 percent stake in Juul for $12.8 billion in December, is now looking to convert its non-voting stake in the company to voting shares as...

  • April 8- Marlboro maker Altria Group said on Monday it has received a request for additional information on its investment in e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Altria, which bought a 35 percent stake in Juul for $12.8 billion in December, is now looking to convert its non-voting stake in the company to voting shares as per the...

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, April 3- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which investigates allegations of deceptive advertising, has sent warning letters to eight companies to insist they distinguish in advertisements between diamonds from mines and those made in laboratories, it said on Tuesday. An unredacted version of one of the letters seen by Reuters identified...

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, April 2- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which investigates allegations of deceptive advertising, said on Tuesday that it has sent warning letters to eight companies insisting that they distinguish in advertisements between diamonds that come from mines and those made in laboratories. An unredacted version of one letter viewed by...

  • March 26- Split decisions on Tuesday by a U.S. government panel in acrimonious patent disputes between iPhone-maker Apple and chip supplier Qualcomm left their battle lines largely unchanged ahead of a U. S Federal Trade Commission ruling and a major trial next month. The International Trade Commission, a government agency empowered to hear disputes over...

  • March 26- Split decisions on Tuesday by a U.S. government panel in acrimonious patent disputes between iPhone-maker Apple and chip supplier Qualcomm left their battle lines largely unchanged ahead of a U. S Federal Trade Commission ruling and a major trial next month. The International Trade Commission, a government agency empowered to hear disputes over...

  • Dick Costolo, CEO of Chorus.

    "Companies are very different from each other, you can't just break them up similarly," says Dick Costolo.

  • The decision comes in the wake of a letter from Senator Richard Blumenthal arguing that the practice would "stifle market competition and artificially inflate prices." The Dec. 19 letter was sent to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons and Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim. Germany's antitrust authority launched an investigation into...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The Federal Trade Commission, under pressure to keep closer tabs on big tech companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook, said on Tuesday it would create a task force to monitor the sector and investigate anticompetitive conduct. The agency's Bruce Hoffman, head of the Bureau of Competition, did not rule out taking action to undo a...

  • Ajit Pai

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is warning phone providers to implement technology to stop telemarketing scammers or face new government rules.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- An appeals court on Monday upheld a judge's decision dismissing a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to fight the practice of brand-name drug companies using a government petition system to delay cheaper, generic drugs from coming to market. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a federal court in Delaware had been...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21- Two Democratic U.S. senators called for the Federal Trade Commission to act on a complaint filed by consumer groups against Facebook Inc on Thursday that alleged the company scammed children into spending money on its platform. The social media company settled a class-action lawsuit on the issue in 2016, but further details came to light...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21- Two Democratic U.S. senators called for the Federal Trade Commission to act on a complaint filed by consumer groups against Facebook on Thursday that alleged the company scammed children into spending money on its platform. The social media company settled a class action lawsuit on the issue in 2016, but further details came to light last...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The U.S. government has reached a settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd over charges that its agreements with rivals impeded consumer access to lower-priced generic drugs. The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday said it had settled three reverse payment fights with units of Teva, which will be prohibited from making any...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- The U.S. government and Facebook Inc are negotiating a settlement over the company's privacy lapses that could require the online social network to pay a multibillion-dollar fine, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The newspaper said that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Facebook had not agreed on an amount, citing two people it...

  • Young Woman Online Video Chatting With Man On Laptop In Living Room

    The Federal Trade Commission received a record 21,000 reports of romance scams in 2018, costing victims $143 million.

  • YouMail App

    About 5 billion robocalls are made every month, according to robocall blocking app, YouMail. That number has been consistent, but the context of those calls changes.

  • Jan 18- U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of personal data, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three people familiar with the discussions. The Federal Trade Commission has been probing Facebook since last year.