Tagged: FTC

Google/AdMob deal okayed

Despite concerns that Google could extend its Internet marketing dominance into the emerging field of wireless devices, federal regulators approved the company’s $750 million purchase of its mobile advertising rival AdMob.  Law Professor Keith Hylton, an authority on antitrust law, said it looks like the right decision given rapid changes in the market such as […]

FTC sniffing Google-AdMob deal

The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly preparing an antitrust challenge to Google’s proposed acquisition of the mobile-advertising company AdMob, and asked AdMob competitors about what the deal would mean for consumers.  Law Professor Keith Hylton, an authority on antitrust law, says be weary of what the competitors say — even in sworn statements. “If the […]

Intel settles antitrust case with AMD

Intel, the world’s largest maker of computer processors, will pay $1.25 billion to its biggest competitor, Advanced Micro Devices, to settle all antitrust and patent suits.  School of Management Professor Michael Salinger, a former director of the Federal Trade Commission (which also is investigating Intel), applauds the settlement. “It’s a substantial settlement, which represents an […]

FTC aims at “robo-call” for car warranties

Federal regulators soon will file suit against companies behind a national wave of spam “robo-calls” warning that auto warranties are expiring and offering new service plans.  School of Management Professor Michael Salinger, a former Federal Trade Commission official, can discuss how the FTC investigates then goes after such scams. Contact Michael Salinger, 617-353-4408, salinger@bu.edu