Tagged: monopoly

Silicon Valley braces for antitrust shift

Silicon Valley companies, particularly Google, are bracing for an expected new phase of tough new antitrust scrutiny under the Obama administration.  School of Law Professor Keith Hylton, an antitrust law expert, says the Justice Department is shifting from cartel enforcement back toward prosecuting big firms for monopolization. “The key obstacle for the Obama administration will […]

Antitrust inquiry into Google Book Search

Law School Professor Keith Hylton, an antitrust-law expert, says the Department of Justice is smart to review Google’s settlement with authors and publishers over its Google Book search service.  But what happens next, he says, is unclear. “If the rumors of Google’s influence in the new administration are true, the firm is presumably better off […]