Intel Corp. rose to become the world's biggest maker of computing chips by churning out ever smaller and more powerful microprocessors on a rapid product cycle that averaged about 18 months.
Lawyers for mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google, which both have separate competition cases underway, will scrutinize the ruling for signs of whether it improves their chances.
Increasingly politicians and regulators -- both nationally and regionally -- are coming down harder on Silicon Valley companies, who often behave as if the rules of the old economy on everything from labor to tax don't apply to them.
For example, Germany recently passed a law that allows fines to be imposed on social networks like Facebook if they don't take down hate speech or other illegal content quickly.
Just look at the dust-up over a recent New York Times report that Google leaned on the New America Foundation to fire a bunch of scholars who espoused ideas on how Antitrust laws need modernizing to keep up with the realities of the internet economy.
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- Intel's $1.3 Billion Antitrust Fine in Europe Is Called Into QuestionNew York Times
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