*Michael Blanchard I. Introduction In a highly-anticipated move, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an antitrust lawsuit against tech-conglomerate Google LLC (Google) for its exclusionary and monopolistic practices in search optimization and advertising markets. The fifty-seven page complaint argues that “Google has [illegally] used anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in the marketsContinue reading “Antitrust Attacks on Google: Restoring Competition in Search Optimization and the Potential Reformation of Antitrust”
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A Bite at Apple: Why the Technology Giant is Being Scrutinized by Developers
*Kayla York I. Introduction As of late, Apple has been publicly criticized by application (app) developers and regulators due to its App Store practices. The technology company, which has a two trillion-dollar market value, receives a fifteen to thirty percent commission on certain purchases made within an app sold on the App Store. Apple’s developerContinue reading “A Bite at Apple: Why the Technology Giant is Being Scrutinized by Developers”
Tik Tok: Viral Video App or National Security Threat?
*Sabrina Marquez I. Introduction The U.S. is following the lead of many countries in its attempt to ban the social media app, TikTok. TikTok is a short-form media application which allows users to create up to sixty second videos on virtually any topic. TikTok Inc., a U.S. based corporation, is owned by the Chinese tech companyContinue reading “Tik Tok: Viral Video App or National Security Threat?”