WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Oracle Corp’s (ORCL.(N), which collided with the Alphabet of Google’s (GOOGL.(O) in a commercial dispute, it has received requests for information from the congress, and the investigators are looking into allegations that Google has breached competition rules.
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Oracle, which is well-informed on the subject of Google’s advertising business has to receive the requests from the Texas attorney general’s office and the House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee, said Ken Glueck, an Oracle executive, based in Washington dc.
The House Judiciary Committee has sought information from dozens of companies, probably, of the harm as a result of the tech giant, according to a source close to the Home of the probe.
The committee will decide whether or not there is a problem of service of process, depending on how many of these answers, on a voluntary basis. Some companies are finding that they have less of a chance to get some revenge against the giants, as they will be forced to share information, according to the source.
Oracle has also met with the Ministry of Justice, Glueck said. Google declined to comment on the matter.
Oracle has claimed that Google infringed upon Oracle’s Java copyrights, and to make the Android operating system, compatible with most smartphones and tablets. The Supreme Court plans to take up Google’s appeal of a lower court ruling by the end of the trial. The Oracle has been searching for for about $9 billion in damages.
Technology companies, once hailed as a source of innovation, driven efficiency, and economic growth, in the face of a backlash in the United States of america, and all over the world, from competitors, lawmakers, and consumer groups that the companies have too much power, and the damage caused to the user, and the business class.
To their critics, the reach of the Republican party, like the President, Donald Trump, who is very concerned about the conservative vote being stifled, online progressives like Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has proposed a force of as Google, Facebook and Amazon, to sell to the companies that they bought because of a breach of the competition rules.
Reuters and other media reported in June that the federal agencies have divided the companies in the study, the Department of Justice to take on Google and Apple, as well as the Federal Trade Commission has looked at Facebook, and Amazon.com Inc.
The House Judiciary Committee is looking at all of the four, while the groups of state attorneys general have been created in order to focus on Facebook and Google+.
Reporting by Diane Bartz; additional reporting by Paresh DaveEditing by Shri Navaratnam and Cynthia Osterman