The 2020s are shaping up to be big years for governments’ antitrust legislation all over the world. Earlier this month, Germany’s Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office FCO) regulator designated Apple a “company of paramount significance for competition across markets,” adding Apple Inc. to Google and Meta which were determined with binding effect the same on May […]<
A group of Indian startups has asked a court to suspend Alphabet Inc Google’s new in-app billing fee system until the country’s antitrust body investigates the U.S. firm for alleged non-compliance with its directives, a legal filing showed. The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF) last month asked India’s antitrust regulator to investigate Google for […]
South Korea’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Inc’s Google 42.1 billion won ($31.88 million) for blocking the release of mobile video games on a competitor’s platform. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday that Google bolstered its market dominance, and hurt local app market One Store’s revenue and value as a platform, by […]
Global companies that form alliances to help them to tackle climate change need clear “safe harbour” guidelines from governments to allay fears they could be tripped up by antitrust rules, legal experts said. Hundreds of companies have banded together into various groups with pledges to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by mid-century. But there […]
U.S. tech giant Microsoft Corp is close to a settlement with a trio of cloud providers to suspend their antitrust complaints to the European Commission, Bloomberg news reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. French cloud computing services OVHcloud, Italy’s Aruba SpA and the Danish Cloud Community are the parties involved in the […]
Lawyers for Alphabet Inc’s Google LLC on Wednesday said they will ask a federal judge in Virginia to move the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit to Manhattan federal court, where the company is already fighting claims that it has abused its market power for online advertising technology. In a filing in the Manhattan litigation, Google’s […]
The European Commission is considering creating a new directorate that may be headed by two top antitrust officials to enforce tough new rules aimed at reining in the powers of Big Tech, two people familiar with the matter said. Such a move could ease concerns that the EU competition watchdog may struggle to get technology […]
Mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships have been lately considerably increasing in numbers. The notably fast evolution in technology has pushed big technology companies (techcos) and most recently telecom companies (telcos) to look for avenues to spearhead the competition into adopting emerging concepts and practices. The scale of such events and the significantly large amounts spent in […]
A top Democratic lawmaker on antitrust issues said Tuesday a bill aimed at reining in the market power of Big Tech platforms like Amazon.com and Alphabet’s Google had the votes to pass the both chambers of Congress in the next few weeks. On the sidelines of an event to rally support for measures before the […]
Meta Platforms Inc on Wednesday compared searches by EU antitrust regulators to a fishing super trawler as watchdogs investigate the owner of Facebook’s data and online marketplace. Meta says it has already handed over more than a million documents to the European Commission since its first request in 2019 regarding its Facebook Marketplace, social networking […]
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