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Trump drops the biggest hint yet that he’s coming after the big-tech ‘monopoly’ with potential billion-dollar fines

President Donald Trump pointed to the European Union's fines to firms such as Google and said, 'We should be doing that — they're our companies.'
Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Margrethe Vestager, the European competition commissioner.

Google fined $1.7 billion over a 3rd breach of EU antitrust rules in 3 years

Google was punished again by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's competition commissioner.

Google has already been hit with $7 billion in EU antitrust fines. Now it’s reportedly facing a third.

The European Commission has slapped Google with over $7 billion in fines over the past two years.
Margrethe Vestager, European Union's anti-monopoly chief, answers questions from reporters at Web Summit in Lisbon.

Europe’s anti-monopoly chief conducted ‘very preliminary investigations’ into Apple but decided it’s ‘not a dominant com...

Apple and its investors will thus be relieved they are no longer in her searchlight.

Google will charge phone makers money for its Android apps in Europe — an unprecedented change that it says is to comply with regulators

Under pressure from regulators in Europe, Google said Tuesday it will no longer require phone makers that pre-install Google App Store to provide preferential treatment to Google's apps. Instead, the company will begin charging manufacturers for Android apps.
Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's competition commissioner.

The EU is now going after Amazon after slapping Google and Apple with giant fines

Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's competition commissioner, said concerns had been raised over how Amazon was using data from third-party sellers and whether it was helping the company predict the 'new big thing.'

Donald Trump is right about Google — but for the wrong reason

The basis for Donald Trump's broadside against Google — that it's purposefully shutting out positive news about him and conservative sites — appears unfounded. But his statement about the company's power is perfectly legitimate. And we really ought to do something about it.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The woman who just cost Google $5 billion revealed her next target, and it could spell trouble for Apple

Margrethe Vestager has revealed her next target. The European Union's competition commissioner wants to investigate the lack of standardization among phone chargers. Apple's proprietary Lightning charger is an obvious outlier in the market.

Google’s CEO says the EU’s record $5 billion antitrust ruling could ‘upset the balance’ of Android and be a huge win for Apple...

Google is appealing the EU's record $5 billion fine over abusing the dominance of Android. CEO Sundar Pichai suggested that the ruling could destroy the Android ecosystem.
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

Qualcomm has been fined more than $1 billion by the EU after paying Apple to put its chips in the iPhone

Apple would have to give Qualcomm its money back if it used different chips.