Monica Nickelsburg, FTC chair aims to resolve Big Tech antitrust probe this year, ending investigations or taking action, GeekWire (Jan. 7, 2020, 1:23 p.m.), -chair-aims-resolve-big-tech-antitrust-probes-year-ending-investigations-taking-action/.
Google -- along with Apple, Amazon and Facebook -- is the target of a broader probe by the House Judiciary's antitrust subcommittee into Silicon Valley's market dominance. One of the goals of the investigation is to explore whether the US needs new competition laws to govern the tech giants in the digital age.
The subcommittee, led by Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline, gathered more than 1.3 million documents from the tech giants, competitors and antitrust enforcement agencies during the more than yearlong investigation. The culmination of the probe was a historic hearing in July during which the CEOs from the four companies appeared via video chat. 2b1af7f3a8