House panel demands a tech company’s e-mails in the anti-trust investigation

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday was an internal e-mail, detailed financial information, and other documents of the company Inc. (AMZN.O), Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.Oh, and the letters Inc, and Google (GOOGL.(O) if the anti-trust probe of the Large-Tech is extending.

The commissions of characters to search for john. 14 is an internal e-mail from the past ten years, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and the words of CEO Larry Page, among other things, of the company.

Apple’s shares have declined from around 1.8% at the market open. While Apple had been mentioned as a potential target, the House, the letter provided the first concrete evidence of a broad antitrust investigation of the company.

Apple has been facing criticism that it is the policy of the algorithms in the App Store with the support of its own products, and, increasingly, third-party applications.

The letters come days after the Texas attorney general led a group of 50 attorneys general of the united states of america, as well as areas of a probe of Google’s exploitation of its market power in the world of advertising.

Apple and Facebook not immediately respond to a request for comment, while Amazon did not immediately have a comment. Google is a reference to a blog post this week that said the services “make a choice for the consumer.”

The commission has requested information from the companies, managers on the market, the competitors, and their customers for specific products and documents from the other case studies.

It’s early in the morning, Apple for more information about the decision made by the company to certain of the parental control apps available at the App Store, and the policy with regard to the question of whether iPhone users are not Apple-branded apps by default, after the App Store.

The U.S. Department of Justice said in in July to investigate “whether and how” the big tech companies in the search, social media, retail, and online services”, are engaged in anti-competitive behaviour, an apparent reference to the companies named by the panel will take place on Friday.

Reporting by: Jan Wolfe, David Shepardson, and He Pietsch; Editing by Kevin Liffey, Chizu Nomiyama and Dan Grebler

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