Articles by Quandary Peak Research

An Overview of the Three Google Antitrust Lawsuits

Technology behemoth Google may be wildly popular (and profitable), but no amount of ubiquity has allowed the company to escape a recent trend: bipartisan scrutiny by lawmakers in Washington, and rapidly-growing calls for regulatory/antitrust action. At the dawn of 2021, the Silicon Valley giant finds itself the subject of not one, not…

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2020’s Biggest Tech Stories, and What to Watch Next Year

2020 was truly a year unlike any other. The global coronavirus pandemic and US presidential election dominated headlines, which were dramatized further by social upheaval and other flashpoints. Technology also shared in the spotlight, as consumers and businesses relied heavily on ‘digital everything’ to work, shop, and connect through the pandemic. In…

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FTC and State Attorneys Bring Antitrust Suit Against Facebook

Facebook is the latest technology giant to stare down an antitrust suit. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam sued the social media and advertising behemoth in early December, alleging anticompetitive behavior. The result of a year-plus long investigation, the lawsuit could force Facebook to…

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Apple Inc. Changing Fee Structure for Smaller Developers

Companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook are facing increasing scrutiny from American and European lawmakers and regulators. The Cupertino, California-headquartered Apple has announced a policy shift regarding its App Store. The rule change appears to be a direct response to a Supreme Court-approved lawsuit. The Lawsuit Apple has been embroiled in a…

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Social Media Takes Active Stance Against Election Misinformation

The tumult leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election may be in the rearview, but the election itself continues to occupy headlines even after the outcome was decided in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. Disinformation campaigns were a prominent part of the lead-up to both 2016 and 2020’s elections,…

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The Look Inside America’s Voting Technology

The 2020 United States presidential election is here, and many readers are probably already exhausted by it. The coronavirus pandemic has added several wrinkles to an already tumultuous election year, marked by partisan disagreement on a variety of topics. Among the popular talking points: reports of issues with voting technology and allegations…

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Disinformation Campaigns Continue with 2020 Election

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is poised to be messy and filled with uncertainties, which may be made worse by a familiar wrinkle: ongoing foreign disinformation campaigns. Intelligence agencies, Facebook and Twitter have sounded the alarm about new cyber-threats from Russia and other countries. The interference may only be getting started. How…

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A Closer Look at TikTok

TikTok is enjoying a rising profile, with an ever-growing domestic user base now believed to number 100 million people in the US. The company’s success, however, has also raised the eyebrows of American politicians on both sides of the aisle, as part of broader concerns about China’s burgeoning prominence in the global…

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Antitrust Lawsuit vs. Google Hits Some Internal Roadblocks

The US Department of Justice’s potential antitrust lawsuit against Google may be encountering some stumbling blocks. The Wall Street Journal reports that “some Justice Department staffers have expressed internal concerns… [about] what they view as an aggressive timeline favored by Attorney General William Barr.” While no official announcement has been made, some…

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