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Judge blocks Microsoft's JEDI contract.

Temporarily, at least.


The $10 billion cloud contract Microsoft won with the Pentagon has been the cause of much consternation — mostly for Amazon, which sued the government alleging that the selection of Microsoft was a biased process. On Thursday, a federal judge approved Amazon's request for an injunction that temporarily halted the contract, according to Reuters. Reuters notes the judge also asked Amazon to post $42 million, "in the event that the injunction was issued wrongfully."

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Shopify is joining Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency group.

The e-commerce software platform will contribute at least $10 million to the project, reports TechCrunch.

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Google doesn’t want to disclose some antitrust-related documents.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is "resisting efforts to surrender emails, text messages and other documents sought by state investigators," who are studying the company for potential anticompetitive behavior.

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Flipkart is challenging an Indian antitrust probe.

The Walmart-owned e-commerce site filed a legal challenge against the investigation, Reuters reports, after Amazon filed a similar challenge earlier this month.

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New Mexico sued Google for violating child privacy laws.

The state accused Google of collecting students' location, browsing history, contact information and voice-recording data using its Chromebooks and education platform, without parental consent.

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Could Apple yield to antitrust concerns over its app empire?

Bloomberg reports that Apple is considering adding the ability for users to change the default browser, email and music apps on iOS, as well as allowing third-party music apps to work with its HomePod speaker.

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