PUBLISHED MAR 20, 2019

Skimm This: Big Tech in the Hot Seat, a New Drug for New Moms, and Holi

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It’s March 20th. Happy Holi. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • The European Union hit Google with a 1.5 billion-euro fine for violating antitrust laws today. And in the US, politicians on the campaign trail are pushing back against big tech for being too big. Using your data. And eating up the competition. But that’s not the only antitrust story that’s been floating around today.* We’ll tell you what you need to know.

  • Today, the FDA approved a breakthrough drug that could help more than a hundred thousand moms dealing with postpartum depression. The bad news: it costs $30,000.

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been making headlines as she leads her country through the fallout from last week’s mass shootings. Tell us about a woman you’re inspired by this week at 646-461-6370, and you might hear your voice on the show this Friday.

  • It’s the Spring Equinox. And Holi. And time to put your sweaters away. Finally.

theSkimm: The EU wants tech companies to play nice with the competition. They don’t think Google’s doing that. So the EU hit Google with a 1.5 billion-euro fine. And that’s not the only antitrust story you’re hearing about today. Meanwhile, back in the US, the FDA just approved a breakthrough drug that could help more than a hundred thousand moms. Also on today’s episode: we spotlight Jacinda Ardern, and it’s about damn time to put your sweaters away.

*PS: GV (formerly Google Ventures) and 21 Century Fox are minority investors in theSkimm.

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