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G Herbo’s Baby Mama Ari Fletcher Named As Witness in Rapper’s Federal Case

After the news broke that G Herbo in his federal fraud case, the rapper’s lawyer revealed new details regarding the case, including the fact that his fiancée Taina is four months pregnant with his child, and Ari Fletcher—the mother of his 2-year-old son Yosohn—is a witness in the case. Jason Meisner of the Chicago Tribune was at the court proceeding, held via Zoom, and reported on what was revealed during the hearing. “Prosecutors also identified one of the witnesses in the case as a woman wit...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Instagram, Massachusetts, Hip Hop, New Jersey, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jamaica, Chicago Tribune, Wright, Ari, Meisner, James Lawson, Jason Meisner, Taina


At the Wednesday Night Café...

  ... you can write about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Daily Crunch: FTC and 48 state AGs sue Facebook

Facebook faces big antitrust lawsuits, DoorDash and C3.ai go public and YouTube announces new election misinformation policies. This is your Daily Crunch for December 9, 2020. The big story: FTC and 48 state AGs sue Facebook The Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook today, as did 48 attorneys general representing 46 states. They’re separate suits, although the two groups coordinated their investigations. Both suits claim that Facebook has behaved illegally whe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, US, Tech, Policy, Netflix, Crypto, Cbs, Sundar Pichai, Menlo Ventures, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cbs All Access


Facebook should be broken up, FTC and states allege in twin lawsuits

The social network is under pressure to spin off Instagram and WhatsApp.
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See Charlize Theron's Daughter Jackson's Adorable Attempt to Mimic Kylie Jenner's Makeup Look

Charlize Theron took to Instagram to share a makeup look that delivered Kylie Jenner vibes. Scroll on to see the glam look.
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Facebook was just hit with 2 big antitrust lawsuits. Here's what 'antitrust' means and how 'trust-busting' laws attempt to keep the biggest firms in US history from growing too powerful.

An 1889 political cartoon. Nawrocki/ClassicStock/Getty Images Antitrust laws were created to keep the big conglomerates, or trusts, that were forming across oil, railroad, steel, and other sectors in the late 1800s and early 1900s from growing too large and powerful. Now, regulators are coming after 21st-century big tech — the Federal Trade Commission and a group of 48 attorneys general filed two separate antitrust lawsuits against Facebook on Wednesday. The lawsuits could lead to Facebook...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, US, Trends, Strategy, Tech, ExxonMobil, Reagan


Facebook facing US legal action over competition

Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, is accused of taking illegal steps to crush rivals.
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The Legacies, Leaders and Laggards of 2020

Lasting legacies and legends are not typically built during times of prosperity and calm. They are built during life’s toughest journeys, navigating overwhelming adversity and enduring uncertainty in the proverbial “fog of war.” It’s not only been an unsettling year, but 2020 has, at times, been downright frightening! Real estate leaders cannot control social unrest, vaccine timelines, divisive political parties nor economic instability. The bold leaders of today and tomorrow, however, have cont...
Tags: News, Instagram, Mortgages, Radio, Hud, Zillow, Ben Carson, Redfin, Latest News, Mike Ryan, NAR, Lawrence Yun, Realogy, Real Estate Technology, RESPA, Spotlights


Facebook needs to spin off Instagram and WhatsApp, say 2 big new lawsuits

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for December 10. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: The FTC calls for Facebook to be broken up, Twitter audits brand-safety tools, and Dentsu staffers worry about job cuts. Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook hit with 2 massive antitrust lawsuits from the FTC and 46 st...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Media, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Merkle, Biden, Influencer Marketing, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Mellody Hobson, Dentsu, Advertising Agencies


FTC Lawsuit Against Facebook Could Force Company to Sell Instagram, WhatsApp - IGN

FTC is suing Facebook over monopolistic practices, which could force the company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.
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Major US lawsuits seek break up of Facebook

Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, is accused of taking illegal steps to crush rivals.
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Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 as recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 2)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. We published the TechCrunch list of the best books of 2020 last week, which included such titles as Barton Gellman’s Dark Mirror as recommended by our cybersecurity editor Zack Whittaker and Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, recommended by Lightspeed’s Nicole Quinn. In all, we selected nine books fr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Congress, New York City, America, San Francisco, Tech, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Sherlock Holmes, Kylie Jenner, Johnson, Jonathan Gruber


FTC Accuses Facebook of Social Media Monopoly, Calls for Divestiture of Instagram and WhatsApp

The United States Federal Trade Commission today teamed up 46 states, the District of Columbia, and the territory of Guam to sue Facebook for maintaining an illegal social networking monopoly through years of anticompetitive conduct. Facebook is accused of engaging in a "systematic strategy" to eliminate threats to its monopoly, which included the 2012 acquisition of Instagram and the 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp. Facebook's actions have harmed competition, left consumers with few choices for...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Antitrust, District Of Columbia, Ftc, Guam, United States Federal Trade Commission, FTC Facebook, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, Ian Conner, Bureau of Competition Facebook


The Making of the ‘Avatar’ Sequels is Getting Chronicled in a New ‘Behind Pandora’ Video Series

By the time Avatar 2 is released in theaters in December 2022, it will be 13 years since James Cameron‘s original sci-fi blockbuster hit theaters. Though it feels like interest has waned over the decade-plus, there’s undoubtedly still curiosity about what has taken the Terminator and Aliens director so long to get these sequels off the ground and whether it will be worth the wait. We’ll get a hint of the answer starting this Friday when the Behind Pandora video series kicks off, providing a gli...
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FTC seeks to break up Facebook, alleging illegal monopoly

The Federal Trade Commission today announced a new antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the social network has used monopoly power “with the aim of suppressing, neutralizing and deterring serious competitive threats,” and must be broken up. The suit is separate from, but was investigated in coordination with, one from 48 attorneys general also announced today. Both suits allege that Facebook has engaged in illegal patterns of behavior, which the states and federal investigators w...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Instagram, Government, Tech, Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Technology Enforcement Division


Federal Trade Commission suit threatens breakup of Facebook

Citing "illegal monopolistic" practices, government calls for divestiture of Instagram and Snapchat
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The Government Sues to Break Up Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general filed separate lawsuits against Facebook Wednesday, calling it an illegal monopoly that needs to be broken up. The complaints argue that Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp illegally to stifle competition in the social media marketplace and calls for the company to divest from these popular applications,...
Tags: Facebook, Media, Instagram, Advertising, Federal Trade Commission, Platforms


US govt, states bring antitrust action against Facebook

Federal regulators on Wednesday sued Facebook, seeking forced divestment of its Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services. In a separate case, 48 states and districts accused the company of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US


Facebook hit with 2 massive antitrust lawsuits from the FTC and 46 states seeking to spin-off Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook has been hit with two big antitrust lawsuits, one from the FTC and one from 48 state attorneys general. Both lawsuits revolve around the company's acquisition of Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. Both acquisitions obtained regulatory approval at the time, but have recently come under heavy scrutiny. The lawsuits are seeking a potential breakup of Instagram and WhatsApp from the social media giant. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Congress, Washington, Trends, Whatsapp, House, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Attorneys General, Federal Trade Commission


FTC Sues Facebook for Illegal Monopolization

The Federal Trade Commission today sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct. FTC: Following a lengthy investigation in cooperation with a coalition of attorneys general of 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, the complaint alleges that Facebook has engaged in a systematic strategy -- including its 2012 acquisition of up-and-coming rival Instagram, its 2014 acquisition...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, District Of Columbia, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Ian Conner, Bureau of Competition Facebook, FTC Sues Facebook


Facebook sued in US for 'illegally crushing rivals'

Regulators have asked the court to consider breaking up the firm, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, US


FTC and States Sue Facebook, Seeking to Force Divestitures of Instagram, WhatsApp

UPDATED: Facebook illegally acquired competitors Instagram and WhatsApp in a blatant abuse of its monopoly power, lawsuits filed by the FTC in coordination with more than 40 state attorneys general allege. The suits seek to force Facebook to divest Instagram and WhatsApp. The lawsuits allege that Facebook broke U.S. antitrust laws in maintaining a monopoly […]
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FTC and 48 States Sue Facebook, Seeking to Force Divestiture of Instagram, WhatsApp

UPDATED: Facebook illegally acquired competitors Instagram and WhatsApp in a blatant abuse of its monopoly power, lawsuits filed by the FTC in coordination with 48 state attorneys general allege. The suits seek to force Facebook to divest Instagram and WhatsApp. The lawsuits allege that Facebook broke U.S. antitrust laws in maintaining a monopoly over the […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Whatsapp, Ftc, States Sue Facebook Seeking


Facebook sued by U.S., 48 states in antitrust case, FTC says

By Marcy Gordon and Michael R. Sisak | The Associated Press Federal regulators asked Wednesday for Facebook to be ordered to divest its Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services as the U.S. government and 48 states and districts accused the company of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors. The antitrust lawsuits were announced by the Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General Letitia James. “It’s really critically important that we block this pred...
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FTC sues Facebook, calls for undoing of Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it is suing Facebook. The lawsuit accuses Facebook of “illegally maintaining its...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc


Facebook hit with massive antitrust lawsuit from 46 states

A collection of states filed a multi-state lawsuit Wednesday accusing Facebook of suppressing its competition through monopolistic business practices meant to preserve the company’s outsized power. Fourty eight attorneys general across 46 states, the territory of Guam and the District of Columbia are behind the lawsuit, with only South Dakota, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia declining to join. The lawsuit, which looks at Facebook’s actions throughout the company’s history, alleges that th...
Tags: TC, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Congress, Government, Tech, Georgia, Antitrust, District Of Columbia, Ftc, James, Guam, Letitia James, U S District Court for the District of Columbia, Forty


FTC and states sue Facebook, could force Facebook to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook first disclosed the Federal Trade Commission was investigating its business in July 2019.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc


Ayda Field's personalised trainers are too cool for words

Ayda Field took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off the epic personalised trainers that...
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YouTube declares war on US election misinformation… a month late

As Twitter and Facebook scrambled to institute new policies for the 2020 election, YouTube was… mostly quiet. The platform didn’t make any flashy announcements about a crackdown on election-related misinformation, nor did it really fully grapple with its massive role in distributing information during what was widely regarded as an extremely volatile time for American democracy. Former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election on November 7, but YouTube decided to wait until the ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Youtube, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Susan Wojcicki, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Justice Department, Trump


The pandemic had Android users spending 25% more time on their phones than last year

Doomscrolling is real and it has consumed us this year. According to analytics firm App Annie’s year-end report, Android users spent 3.3 trillion hours stuck to their screens — up 25% from last year. However, the report suggests that mindlessly scrolling your Twitter or Instagram feed wasn’t the biggest contributor to this stat. On the contrary, it was spending time on video conferencing and work apps such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. App Annie observed that due to the pandemic and work-from-hom...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Microsoft, App Annie, Plugged



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