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News Story
4/8/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
The US Department of Justice says Google won't be able to move forward with its acquisition of airline software maker ITA Software unless it agrees to a set of rules designed to ensure continued competition in the market. The rules come as part of the DoJ's proposed settlement for the antitrust suit it filed against Google, but if Google...
News Story
4/4/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
The pay-as-you-go trend has already spread to a wide variety of consumer services ranging from wireless to software. Now it looks like auto insurance might be the next industry to jump on the bandwagon. The idea behind it is simple: People should only pay for the insurance coverage that they actually use. In other words, drivers who drive less...
Blog Post
3/11/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
The Senate Antitrust Subcommittee plan to examine Google's activities for possible antitrust violations, is the latest indication that the Internet giant's behavior is drawing increasingly skeptical -- and well deserved -- scrutiny in the nation's capital. I'm just back from Washington were I was discussing online privacy...
Courtroom Case
8/15/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Fighting to Redress Overcharged Consumers After Merger of Wireless Giants (Coneff v. AT&T Corp.) U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, No. 2:06-cv-00944-RSM U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, No. 09-35563 Following the 2004 acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. by Cingular Wireless LLC, Consumer...