Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Energy spent on tech trustbusting is energy wasted

Political commentators and constituents alike are quick to judge the actions of politicians, and often they are within their right to do so. However, recent criticism aimed at senators who have chosen not to embroil themselves in the fight to regulate tech companies are unfounded. Our senators are making the right decision for Coloradans. We […]

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Opinion: Colorado employers should watch DaVita antitrust case with trepidation

The Justice Department’s announcement last week that it was bringing antitrust charges against DaVita Inc. and its former CEO Kent Thiry grabbed my attention for a reason different from what most others found compelling. The case was widely reported based on the high-profile local targets, but the case is built on a novel legal theory […]

Posted inBusiness, Crime and Courts, News, Politics and Government, Technology

Colorado spearheads 35-state lawsuit accusing Google of operating a search-engine monopoly

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is taking the lead in a 35-state, bipartisan lawsuit filed Thursday against tech giant Google that accuses the company of “anticompetitive conduct” and monopolistic behavior surrounding its search engine and advertising arm.   The 115-page legal action, which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., specifically alleges that Google has […]

Posted inElection 2020, Politics and Government, Technology

Big Tech asserts its influence in Colorado, but the U.S. Senate candidates aren’t willing to discuss it

When Boulder-based phone accessory company PopSockets decided it was tired of being “bullied” by Amazon, the company terminated its relationship in 2018. It cost them $10 million in lost revenue. David Barnett started the company that makes collapsible phone grips and stands in 2014 while still a college philosophy professor. Now, he thinks powerful tech […]

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PopSockets, Sonos complain of bullying by tech giants like Amazon in Congressional hearing held in Boulder

Concern that giant tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google are using their digital might to shape markets unfairly took a local turn Friday as a Congressional antitrust subcommittee held a hearing in Boulder. Inside the Wittemyer Courtroom at the University of Colorado Law School, lawmakers including U.S. Reps. Ken Buck, R-Windsor, and Joe […]

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Colorado attorney general intervenes in $4.3 billion DaVita-UnitedHealth merger just as deal is finalized

Colorado’s attorney general has negotiated an agreement that he hopes will prevent thousands of Colorado Springs-area patients from paying higher prices and losing access to care after two health care giants merge. The deal involves UnitedHealth Group, which operates one of the biggest insurers in the state, and a couple of large doctors’ offices owned […]