Antitrust

The German Bundeskartellamt: Apple’s in Trouble

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 […]

Indian Startups Go to Court to Stop Google’s New In-App Billing System

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 Fines Google $32 Million for Blocking Games on Competing Platform

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 […]

Analysis - Global Climate Coalitions Need Safer Harbour from Antitrust Turbulence

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 […]

Microsoft Prepares to Settle EU Antitrust Complaint on Cloud - Bloomberg News

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 […]

Google Tees up Venue Clash over U.S. Advertising Antitrust Lawsuit

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 […]

Microsoft – Activision Blizzard Deal Faces Antitrust Probe in the UK

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 […]