The Federal Trade Commission apparently didn't think a $100 million class action settlement against Apple for unauthorized in-app charges made by children went far enough.
Commissioner Joshua Wright blasted the Federal Trade Commission in his dissent for over-reaching in the condition it imposed on Nielsen’s purchase of Arbitron, but the ultimate impact of the condition on the future market for cross-platform audience measurement may be in
The fiscal cliff wasn't the only piece of business that went down to the wire in the Senate. On New Year's Day, the upper chamber confirmed Joshua Wright (R) to be a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission and approved the renomination of Mignon Clyburn (D) to the Federal Communications Commission.
If the Senate clears his nomination for the Federal Trade Commission, Joshua Wright will sit out the agency's investigation into Google.
President Obama intends to nominate Joshua Wright to serve as a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission. Wright is currently a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, as well as the research director and a member of the board of directors of the International Center for Law and Economics. He'll replace Thomas Rosch, whose seven-year term expires this month.