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Andy Cuomo Takes Issue With Intel's (Alleged) Antitrust Abuse

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And here's what he's doing about it:

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed antitrust charges against Intel Corp., alleging the company threatened computer makers and paid huge kickbacks to stop them from using competitors' chips.
The attorney general alleges Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel violated federal and state antitrust laws, according to a statement released Wednesday. Intel wasn't immediately available to comment.
The suit alleges that for several years, Intel sought to maintain its dominance of the computer-chip market by paying billions of dollars in kickbacks to computer makers under the guise of "rebates." The suit also alleges Intel threatened computer-makers--including Hewlett-Packard Co., International Business Machines Corp., and Dell Inc.-with retribution if they marketed products with chips made by competitors.

The full complaint is here.


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