How Should Antitrust Regulators Check Silicon Valley’s Ambitions?

How Should Antitrust Regulators Check Silicon Valley’s Ambitions?

The Justice Department has mentioned that the United States District Court’s ruling in favor of AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner will hurt customers. But Judge Richard Leon, who made the choice, has finished customers a favor. His ruling will assist legacy media firms stand as much as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. These […]

Opinion

Opinion

The Department of Justice spent practically two years investigating AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner and bringing an in the end unsuccessful lawsuit in opposition to the deal that concerned two corporations circuitously in competitors with one another. So it was beautiful when the division announced on Wednesday — simply six months after the deal was […]

Supreme Court Sides With American Express on Merchant Fees

Supreme Court Sides With American Express on Merchant Fees

WASHINGTON — American Express didn’t violate the antitrust legal guidelines by insisting in its contracts with retailers that they do nothing to encourage patrons to make use of different playing cards, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The resolution has implications not just for what one transient referred to as “an astronomical number of retail […]

Justice Department Won’t Seek Injunction to Stop AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Justice Department Won’t Seek Injunction to Stop AT&T-Time Warner Deal

The Justice Department won’t search an injunction towards AT&T’s court-approved merger with Time Warner, permitting the businesses to shut their $85.four billion deal nearly 20 months after it was first introduced. The division had six days to hunt an injunction after a federal decide approved AT&T’s buy of Time Warner on Tuesday. That determination is […]

What’s So Special About 21st Century Fox’s Assets?

What’s So Special About 21st Century Fox’s Assets?

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of main enterprise and coverage headlines — and the power-brokers who form them.__________ The Walt Disney Company agreed to pay $52.4 billion for them. Comcast thinks they’re value $65 billion. So what, precisely, is so engaging about many of the belongings of Rupert Murdoch’s decades-old media empire, 21st […]

DealBook Briefing: Media Mergers Coming in 3, 2, 1 …

DealBook Briefing: Media Mergers Coming in three, 2, 1 …

Andrew says the decision is more likely to rattle President Trump, a vocal opponent of the Time Warner deal. “Mr. Trump doesn’t like to lose, and that could make his administration more reluctant to police future deals that actually deserve to be blocked,” he writes in his latest column. Continue reading the main story ____________________________ […]

AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Shows a Need to Reboot Antitrust Laws

AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Shows a Need to Reboot Antitrust Laws

The final time there was an antitrust ruling as necessary as the one handed down Tuesday by Judge Richard J. Leon, cellphones didn’t exist. There was no such factor because the web. Personal computer systems have been years away from mass adoption. There had not been a federal courtroom ruling on a vertical merger — […]

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Opinion

By distinction, offers like T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion agreement to acquire Sprint introduced in April are often known as horizontal mergers. The two corporations are direct rivals within the wi-fi telephone market and their combination would cut back the variety of major nationwide wi-fi carriers from 4 to a few. The Trump administration’s swimsuit to dam […]

The Political Legacy of a Failed Challenge to the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

The Political Legacy of a Failed Challenge to the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Whether it was or not, the case all the time felt political. The Justice Department’s try to dam AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner by no means made sense on the deserves of the case. On Tuesday, Judge Richard J. Leon of United States District Court in Washington mentioned aloud what most antitrust specialists had been […]

AT&T’s Time Warner Takeover Wins Judge’s Approval in Defeat for Justice Dept.

AT&T’s Time Warner Takeover Wins Judge’s Approval in Defeat for Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON — A federal choose on Tuesday permitted the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the federal government’s effort to dam the $85.four billion deal, in a choice that’s anticipated to unleash a wave of takeovers in company America. The choose, Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court in Washington, stated […]