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Facebook drops 4% on report the FTC might block its plans to merge WhatsApp, Instagram, and other apps

The injunction could be the first step in a broader antitrust challenge to the social networking company that could lead to an attempt to break it up.

Federal regulators are considering blocking Facebook from combining WhatsApp, Instagram and its other apps

The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly considering filing an injunction against Facebook that would bar it from further integrating its services.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says monopolies aren’t bad if they aren’t abused

In an interview with Nikkei Asian Review on Wednesday, the Apple CEO denied that Apple had a monopoly in any sector.

Elizabeth Warren just tweeted at Larry Page that Congress will still hold him accountable for Google, regardless of his job title

The presidential candidate, who has made regulating big tech a key part of her campaign, said Page was still responsible for Google's practices.
FTC Chairman Joe Simons.

The FTC confirmed Facebook isn’t the only tech company it’s investigating

Apart from Facebook, the FTC isn't disclosing yet which tech companies it's investigating for potential antitrust violations.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Google’s regulatory headaches just got worse as the probe by 48 states expands to include Android and search

50 state attorneys general expand their investigation of Google to look at potential anticompetitive behavior in search and Android businesses.
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates.

Bill Gates blames anti-trust lawsuit for Microsoft’s big miss on mobile: ‘Instead of using Android today, you would be using Windows Mobil...

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO Bill Gates thinks Microsoft lost on mobile because the US government sued his company.

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield says that Microsoft has been ‘surprisingly unsportsmanlike’ as a competitor

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield addressed competition from Microsoft Teams, saying he thinks it sees Slack as "an existential threat."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg characterized his statements to employees as, "an unfiltered version of what I'm thinking and telling employees on a bunch of topics."

Elizabeth Warren rips into Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter, saying the company’s apps should be split up so they ‘outdo each other...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has argued that Facebook is in violation of antitrust laws, and should be broken up to encourage competition in the market.