Google allegedly considered buying Epic Games to remove app store competition | ZDNet Google views Epic Games efforts to allow users to install games without the need for the Google Play Store as a 'contagion', court documents say. Democrats urge Amazon, Facebook to drop requests for Khan recusalA coalition of Democrats is urging Facebook and Amazon to drop their requests for Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Lina Khan to recuse herself from matters related to the companies. Elizabeth Warren laid into Amazon and Facebook for trying to sideline new FTC chair Lina Khan. Both companies 'fear' Khan's antitrust expertise, she said.Amazon and Facebook want Khan recused from antitrust cases involving them, claiming she's biased. Warren says they simple "fear" Khan's expertise. The Invisible Tech BehemothHow has Microsoft escaped the scrutiny of reinvigorated antitrust regulators? Biden’s Antitrust Team Signals a Big Swing at Corporate TitansThe president has stacked his administration with crusaders who have spent their careers challenging corporate consolidation. Google's business booms even as antitrust woes escalateThe search giant has been in Washington's crosshairs for allegedly anticompetitive behavior. Conservative courts could rescue techMaking a strong case against tech giants will be extra hard before a federal judiciary that increasingly tilts rightward. Biden signals tough stance on tech with antitrust picksPresident Biden’s nomination of Jonathan Kanter to head the Justice Department’s antitrust division completes an unexpected sweep of picks backed by the progressive movement to break up the country’s biggest tech companies.