EU Hits Pioneer, D&M, Philips & Asus with Fines for Price Fixing

The European Commission, the EU’s antitrust regulatory unit, after a 17-month investigation of online price fixing and other illegal anti-competitive practices has levied a fine of €111.2 million ($130 million) against four prominent consumer electronics brands, including Pioneer Corp., D&M Holdings … Continue reading

Polls: Facebook Faces a Major Trust Crisis

Stunning Reversal for Once-Loved FANG Brand Facebook finds themselves square in the middle of a political and public relations fire storm, as news of the firms connection to Cambridge Analytica and the harvesting of the personal data on at least … Continue reading

HARD TIME: Vann’s Ex-CEO Gets 5+ Years in Federal Prison

Judge: ‘…Arrogance, That Defies Explanation’   In February, we reported that George Leslie Manlove was convicted on approximately 170 out of a total of 200 Federal felony counts stemming from his tenure as CEO of the now-defunct Vann’s Electronics & … Continue reading

With Company Leader Incapacitated and Heir-Apparent Arrested: Who’s In Charge at Samsung?

After several years of non-stop success, Samsung has had a bit of a tough run lately. From exploding smartphone batteries to self-destructing washing machines to the arrest of the company’s Vice Chairman and heir-apparant…it’s been a challenging time, to say … Continue reading

GUILTY: Former Industry CEO Manlove Convicted on Multiple Federal Charges

Almost exactly one year ago, we told you that former CEO of Montana specialty retailer Vann’s, George Leslie Manlove, was charged with more than 200 counts of criminal conduct by Federal prosecutors after an investigation by the FBI and the Department … Continue reading

Prosecutors Make Their Case to Jail Head of Samsung

Judge Questions Jay Y. Lee in Arrest Warrant Hearing In a case that has been percolating for weeks but has now come to a boil, special prosecutors in South Korea have gone before a judge to obtain a warrant for the arrest … Continue reading