Google is facing legal sanctions from the European Union, as regulators filed a complaint against the company earlier this week. They allege the tech giant is unfairly promoting its own applications, and suppressing the competition. Theresa Avila spoke with Richard John, a Columbia professor who specializes in the history of technology and communications. He says this isn’t the first time Google’s come under scrutiny, and this time, the heart of the issue is access.
In late March, a group of taxis filed a lawsuit against the city of New York, claiming that the TLC has been letting Uber operate illegally. Uber arrived in the city in 2011 and some say that it is slowly destroying the yellow taxi business. But is this entirely true?