antitrust

Apple, Amazon Fined $225m By Italian Watchdog Over Beat Headphones

Tech giants Apple and Amazon fined by Italian watchdog for anti-competitive behaviour in relation to the sale of Beats headphones…

4 days ago

Apple ‘Very Likely’ To Face DoJ Antitrust Lawsuit – Report

Two year investigation by Department of Justice of tech giants has seen acceleration of Apple probe, reportedly increasing likelihood of…

1 month ago

US Watchdog Questions Tech Giants On Electronic Payments

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau questions Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, and Square over electronic payments

1 month ago

Facebook Fined $70 Million By UK’s CMA

After Facebook questions the authority of the British competition watchdog, the CMA fines the social network £50m over Giphy purchase

1 month ago

CMA Competition Probe Into Music Streaming Market

British competition watchdog announces investigation into music streaming market, and issues recommendations for anti-virus industry

1 month ago

EU To Investigate Nvidia’s Purchase Of ARM – Report

Concessions offered last week by Nvidia have reportedly failed to offset an extended antitrust investigation by European Union officials

2 months ago

Google Appeals EU’s 2018 Antitrust Fine

Google seeks dismissal of EU's 4.3bn euro antitrust fine, tells court payments to phone makers were needed in Android's fight…

2 months ago

Google Proposes Settlement In EU Digital Advertising Probe

Google tries to stave off lengthy investigation of its digital advertising business by reportedly seeking settlement with EU

2 months ago

South Korea Slaps Google With $177m Fine

Antitrust regulator in South Korea has fined Google $177m for blocking customised versions of the Android operating system

2 months ago

Amazon Antitrust Lawsuit Widened By Washington DC AG

Doubling down. Washington DC’s Attorney General Karl Racine has broadened the existing antitrust lawsuit against e-commerce giant Amazon

2 months ago

Judge Orders Apple To Change App Store Payment Rules

California judge orders Apple to allow app developers to include links to outside forms of payment in major shake-up, but…

3 months ago

Apple Faces Antitrust Complaint In India Over In-App Payments

Non-profit group in India files antitrust complaint against Apple, over the 30 percent commission charge for in-app purchases

3 months ago

Spotify, Epic Unsatisfied With Apple’s App Store Changes

Rivals criticise terms of Apple's settlement with small developers, with Spotify saying changes don't address 'anticompetitive and unfair practices'

3 months ago

FTC Amends Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook, After Setback

US regulator amends antitrust complaint against Facebook, after a US judge in June had dismissed the initial claims filed by…

3 months ago

UK Regulator Finds Facebook’s Purchase Of Giphy ‘Harms Competition’

Competition and Markets Authority provisionally finds Facebook’s merger with Giphy will harm competition on social platforms

4 months ago

Elon Musk Sides With Epic In Apple App Store Fees Dispute

Entrepreneur Elon Musk sides with Epic Games in legal dispute with Apple over App Store fees, calling charges 'de facto…

4 months ago

Google Ordered To Pay $600m By French Watchdog

Ouch. Copyright dispute over online content in France sees competition regulator impose a 500 million euro (£427m) fine on Google

5 months ago

President Biden Targets Tech Monolopies, Data Collection

Sweeping executive order signed by US President Joe Biden on Friday targets tech giant domination, broadband provision, data collection, right…

5 months ago

Google Faces Court Action By US States Over Play Store Fees

Not another lawsuit. 37 US states slap Google with another antitrust lawsuit over the fees its charges for its Play…

5 months ago

Facebook Joins Trillion Dollar Club, As FTC Complaint Dismissed

Social network Facebook wins dismissal of US states and FTC antitrust lawsuit, which triggers share rise above $1 trillion

5 months ago

US Takes Aim At Big Tech, Approves Breakup Antitrust Bill

Big tech firms face real breakup threat after one draft antitrust bill in US House of Representative gains official approval

5 months ago

European Commission Opens Google Advertising Probe

Official antitrust investigation opened into alleged anticompetitive conduct by Google in the online advertising tech sector

5 months ago

Google ‘Faces Formal EU Probe’ Into Advertising Business

European Union antitrust regulator reportedly preparing formal investigation into Google's online advertising business by end of year

5 months ago

US Bills Target Tech Giants’ Unchecked Power

Five draft bills in US House of Representative build on last years' antitrust hearings with measures that target tech giants'…

6 months ago

Google To Pay £189m, And Change Advertising Businesses

Landmark settlement. Google to pay 220m euros (£189m) in order to settle French antitrust charges, and agrees to make changes

6 months ago

Facebook Faces UK, European Antitrust Probes

Double whammy. The United Kingdom and European Commission have launched two seperate, but formal antitrust investigations of Facebook

6 months ago

Amazon Sued By Washington DC’s Attorney General

District of Columbia alleges Amazon broke antitrust laws by insisting third-party sellers not offer better deals on other platforms

6 months ago

German Watchdog Opens Fresh Amazon Investigation

Amazon faces a third antitrust investigation in Germany; this time examining if it has exploited its market dominance in the…

6 months ago

Google Fined 100 Million Euros By Italian Antitrust Regulator

Stiff penalty imposed by Italian watchdog over Google's alleged decision to restrict access of one Italian firm to its Android…

7 months ago