Post Tagged with: "Federal Trade Commission"

FTC orders Sony to refund PS Vita early adopters after misleading ads
/ November 26, 2014 10:32 am
FTC orders Sony to refund PS Vita early adopters after misleading ads

Mashable reports "Sony will be forced to offer partial refunds to customers who purchased the PlayStation Vita in the first half of 2012, after the Federal Trade Commission ruled its advertising practices at the handheld's launch were deceptive.". Read More

TinyCo Penalized $300,000 over Children’s Privacy
/ September 18, 2014 11:35 am
TinyCo Penalized $300,000 over Children’s Privacy

GamesIndustryBiz reports “The Federal Trade Commission has handed out a heavy fine to mobile developer TinyCo after it deemed the company to have broken laws regarding child privacy in its games.” . Read More

Snapchat Settles Charges With FTC
/ May 8, 2014 4:08 pm
Snapchat Settles Charges With FTC

The New York Times reports that the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said that Snapchat had agreed to settle charges that the company was deceiving users about the ephemeral nature of the photos and video messages sent through its service. . Read More

FTC Approves Facebook’s Plans to Acquire Oculus
/ April 24, 2014 6:10 pm
FTC Approves Facebook’s Plans to Acquire Oculus

Mashable reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given Facebook the go-ahead to acquire Oculus VR, the agency said on Wednesday. Facebook announced on March 25 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Oculus, a virtual reality startup, for $2 billion in cash and stock. . Read More

Report: Google Led Tech Firms in 2013 Lobbying Spending
/ January 23, 2014 4:22 pm
Report: Google Led Tech Firms in 2013 Lobbying Spending

Google spent just over $14 million on lobbying efforts in Washington last year, tops among tech firms, according to record filed with the Clerk of the House this week and reported by public interest group Consumer Watchdog. The figure was actually down 15% from 2012, when the Mountain View-based company was the target of an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). . Read More

Apple to Pay at Least $32.5 Million to Settle FTC Billing Complaint
/ January 15, 2014 11:52 am
Apple to Pay at Least $32.5 Million to Settle FTC Billing Complaint

Apple will pay at least $32.5 million to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it billed consumers millions of dollars for in-app purchases made by children without the consent of their parents. According to the complaint, Apple violated the FTC Act by failing to tell parents that by entering a password they were approving a single in-app purchase, as well as 15 minutes of additional unlimited purchases their children could make without further consent. Read More

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WSJ: Google’s Acquisition of Waze Being Reviewed by FTC
/ June 24, 2013 4:37 pm
WSJ: Google’s Acquisition of Waze Being Reviewed by FTC

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has confirmed that it has been reached by lawyers from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the company’s $1.1 billion purchase of the mobile navigation company Waze, which was completed in mid-June. A Google spokeswoman has refused to talk about details of the antitrust review by the FTC. . Read More

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