Tech, Telecom & Media
 

September 22, 2019

 
 
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Investigators face hurdles in building antitrust case against Big Tech
  Investigators face hurdles in building antitrust case against Big Tech
 

Tamsin McMahon

 
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Silicon Valley will be back under the microscope this week, with U.S. senators examining whether Big Tech’s penchant for swallowing up smaller competitors has stifled innovation.

 
Tuesday’s U.S. Senate judiciary committee hearing into mergers and acquisitions by tech firms is the latest move in an intensifying political backlash against Silicon Valley that threatens to upend an industry that, until recently, has largely been able to write its own rules.

 
 
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