In a landmark antitrust complaint, the Justice Department is targeting a secretive partnership that is worth billions of dollars to both companies.
Daisuke WakabayashiNegotiated in secret and rarely discussed, Google’s deal with Apple is one of the most lucrative alliances in history and now it’s the target of antitrust scrutiny from the US government. Story w @jacknicas
Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company for less than a year, already faces the internet giant’s biggest threat in its 22 years.
Daisuke WakabayashiHe’s not Bill Gates and he’s not Larry Page. Google’s antitrust fight puts the spotlight on Sundar Pichai, the company’s low-key CEO who was not named once in the Justice Department’s 57-page complaint
A company operating in the shadow of government regulators has some very particular rules about what workers can say about it.
Daisuke WakabayashiGoogle employees are not shy about discussing anything and everything. But when it comes to antitrust, they know that it's better to say less. A story on how Google employees have learned to live with a decade of antitrust scrutiny
Daisuke Wakabayashiif you're counting down the hours and minutes until the DOJ suit against Google because you just can't get ENOUGH antitrust content, may I recommend this story which disappeared yesterday into an iPhone 12 vortex?
A fire destroyed much of Phoenix, Ore., leaving people to wonder whether the town can rise from the ashes. “There’s nothing to sift through,” one resident said.
Daisuke WakabayashiWhat a heartbreaking story beautifully told by @jacknicas as he drove through an Oregon town devastated by the fires. I had to sit with this one for a while. The storytelling is so vivid.
Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.
Daisuke WakabayashiWhen the pandemic forced office and school closures, some companies offered more time off to parents. But as the impact of Covid drags on, some employees without kids are saying this is unfair. It's causing a rift at some companies, especially at Facebook
The attorney general is said to have set a deadline over the objections of career lawyers who say they need more time to build the case.
Daisuke WakabayashiIgnoring pleas from lawyers working on the case, William Barr is pushing DOJ to bring antitrust lawsuit against Google this month. An interesting look at the discord behind DOJ's case By @ceciliakang@ktbenner
Silicon Valley has enthusiastically backed Ms. Harris since she first ran for state attorney general in California a decade ago.
Daisuke WakabayashiIn her speech, Kamala Harris highlighted her roots in the Bay Area, which means like many people here, she also has deep connections to the tech world. What does that mean for a potential Biden presidency? Story w @stefsaul@kenvogel
Even though the tech industry’s four biggest companies were stung by a slowdown in spending, they reported a combined $28 billion in profits on Thursday.
Daisuke WakabayashiWed - CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google: There is lots of competition. Our dominance is overstated.
Thurs - The four report combined quarterly profit of $28.6 bln during one of the worst economies on record.
Story w/ @KYWeise@jacknicas@MikeIsaac