The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger May Not Happen

T.V. Fights To Be Invisible

As you might have heard, Time Warner is trying to merge with Comcast. Also, AT&T is trying to buy Direct TV. Next at 11:00, are cable monopolies killing your kids? » 11/11/14 5:30pm 11/11/14 5:30pm

Comcast Spends $110K on FCC Dinner That Was Totally Not Merger-Related

On the eve of the FCC's pending ruling on the Comcast/Time Warner merger, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has taken some time to graciously accept an award at an annual industry dinner. A dinner that Comcast donated $110,000 to. And a dinner that they were definitely not using to sway the FCC's vote at all no sir not in… » 8/13/14 11:36am 8/13/14 11:36am

Amazon Admits It's Screwing With Hachette—and Will Until It Gets Its Way

Amazon has been playing dirty in the shadows with publishing house Hachette all month, but now it's openly admitted that it's playing hardball with the company. » 5/28/14 6:01am 5/28/14 6:01am

When Amazon Plays Dirty, You Lose

Amazon sends everything you could possibly need or want to your door in two days. That's in addition to a growing stable of movies and TV shows, all for a great price. It's easy to fall in love. But Amazon's recent crusade against one book publisher is a nasty reminder that the company doesn't love you back, and it… » 5/23/14 9:57am 5/23/14 9:57am

Can The Government Stop The Comcast/TWC Monstrosity? ​

The Anschluss of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is not over yet. We can still stop this thing! Well, the Department of Justice can still stop this thing. Clap if you believe antitrust laws still exist... » 2/13/14 1:35pm 2/13/14 1:35pm

How Comcast Just Conquered America, in Two Simple GIFs

It's a sad day for consumers as the rumored merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable is moving forward. What does it look like when the two biggest cable companies in the country jump into the sack together? The map above gives you an idea. It ain't pretty. » 2/13/14 12:15pm 2/13/14 12:15pm

The EU Just Fined Microsoft $730m Over Its Browser Monopoly

EU competition police have handed Microsoft an enormous $730m fine, after the software giant admitted that a "technical error" saw new Windows machines arriving without the option to choose a default web browser. » 3/06/13 7:28am 3/06/13 7:28am

Intel Pays AMD $1.25 Billion To End Antitrust, Patent Wars

In case you were wondering if Intel's business practices were as shady as the European Commission and the NY Attorney General think they are, look no further than this: Intel is paying $1.25 billion—plus frills—to avoid fighting. » 11/12/09 11:23am 11/12/09 11:23am

Department of Justice Scoping Out AT&T and Verizon's Anti-Competitive…

Think the ginormous bloodsuckers at AT&T, Verizon and other big telecoms are abusing their enormous power? So does someone at the Department of Justice. They've officially begun an initial review into their potential anti-competitive practices, though it's still super early in the process, so don't expect much out of… » 7/06/09 6:29pm 7/06/09 6:29pm

Apple Fires Back At Psystar: 'We're Sooo Not A Monopoly'

Remember when Psystar turned their little hardware dalliance with Mac OS X into an ideological crusade » 10/02/08 6:10am 10/02/08 6:10am against monopolies? Apple isn't having any of it. The company has just filed to dismiss Psystar's antitrust lawsuit, and, as if channeling John McCain from the last debate, seems pretty angry that Psystar just : …