Opinion

Opinion

When Congress enacted the Anti-Merger Act of 1950, the regulation by which American courts nonetheless adjudge company mergers, it did so with the repeatedly acknowledged objective of combating extreme financial focus. The “dominant” concern, because the Supreme Court wrote in a 1962 merger case that analyzed the regulation, was about “a rising tide of economic […]

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 Has Had Many Run-Ins With the Government

AT&T Has Had Many Run-Ins With the Government

AT&T, one of many world’s largest telecommunications firms, figures prominently within the annals of antitrust legislation. Since the late 19th century, underneath numerous names and configurations, the entity as soon as referred to as Ma Bell has typically been focused by regulators attempting to rein in its dimension and hold it from amassing monopoly energy. […]

Net Neutrality Goes Away, and a Ruling in the AT&T-Time Warner Case

Net Neutrality Goes Away, and a Ruling within the AT&T-Time Warner Case

The Federal Reserve is predicted to boost rates of interest, and the European Central Bank will talk about tapering its stimulus. The U.S. will launch its record of tariffs on Chinese items. A protest towards the repeal of internet neutrality guidelines in 2017. Those guidelines will formally go away on Monday.CreditSam Hodgson for The New […]

Verizon’s Deal-Making C.E.O. Retires; Top Tech Executive to Take Over

Verizon’s Deal-Making C.E.O. Retires; Top Tech Executive to Take Over

Mr. McAdam additionally helped steer Verizon into the enterprise of digital content material in a bid to change into greater than a supplier of telephone and web companies. He spent billions of buying companies like AOL and Yahoo. The telecommunications trade has skilled speedy change in recent times, as shoppers flock to wi-fi gadgets and […]

All About ZTE, the Chinese Sanctions Breaker That Trump Is Seeking to Help

All About ZTE, the Chinese Sanctions Breaker That Trump Is Seeking to Help

That means no Qualcomm chips or Android software program for its telephones, and no American chips or different parts for its mobile gear. Analysts estimate that four-fifths of ZTE’s merchandise have American corporations. ZTE went right into a tailspin, saying final month that it had shut down main operations. Why Did Trump Intervene? The American […]

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

“All Facebook’s integrations with Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL were controlled from the get-go — and Facebook approved everything that was built,” stated Francisco Varela, a Facebook vp. “Given the interest from Congress, we wanted to make clear that all the information from these integrations with Huawei was stored on the device, not on Huawei’s […]

Trump Administration Tells Congress It Has a Deal to Revive ZTE

Trump Administration Tells Congress It Has a Deal to Revive ZTE

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has advised lawmakers it has reached a deal that will preserve the Chinese telecom agency ZTE alive, an individual conversant in the matter mentioned. The transfer might permit commerce negotiations with China to maneuver ahead, however would most likely provoke an intense backlash in Congress. Under the settlement brokered by […]

The Red Phone Box, a British Icon, Stages a Comeback

The Red Phone Box, a British Icon, Stages a Comeback

LONDON — Sometimes it’s onerous to let go. For many Britons, that may apply to establishments and objects that signify their nation’s previous energy and glory — stately properties, the monarchy … and crimson telephone containers. Battered first by the march of know-how and these days by the weather in junkyards, the long-lasting telephone containers […]

China Welcomes Trump’s Help on ZTE as Trade Talks Loom

China Welcomes Trump’s Help on ZTE as Trade Talks Loom

As the United States and China spar over commerce, either side are utilizing a beleagured Chinese telecom company as a pawn in a geopolitical sport, a technique that would yield concessions in talks this week in Washington. Mr. Trump’s supply to throw a lifeline to the company, ZTE, discovered a receptive viewers in Beijing on […]