antitrust

Microsoft Faces EU Antitrust Charges Over Teams

Microsoft faces formal EU antitrust charges over videoconferencing app Teams after concessions to European Commission deemed insufficient

4 days ago

Google, DOJ Closing Arguments Clash Over Search ‘Monopoly’

Google clashes with US Justice Department in closing arguments as government argues Google used illegal tactics to maintain search monopoly

2 weeks ago

Google Asks US Court To Dismiss Federal Adtech Case

Google asks Virginia federal court to dismiss case brought by US Justice Department and eight states over adtech dominance

3 weeks ago

Cloud Companies Reject Broadcom VMware Pricing Changes

Cloud companies, business user groups say Broadcom price changes do not address their concerns, as European Commission investigates

4 weeks ago

EU To Drop Microsoft’s OpenAI Investment Probe – Report

Microsoft to avoid an EU investigation into its $13 billion investment in OpenAI, after EC concluded it is not an…

1 month ago

UK Regulator Flags Competition Risks Of AI Foundation Models

British competition regulator has “real concerns” regarding AI foundation models controlled by small number of firms

1 month ago

CMA Begins Phase 2 Probe Of Vodafone Merger With Three UK

Deadline expired for Vodafone to allay CMA concerns over merger with Three UK. In-depth Phase 2 investigation begins

1 month ago

Apple Hit By Private Lawsuits Imitating Justice Department Approach

Apple hit by at least three new class-action lawsuits imitating Justice Department antitrust action alleging anticompetitive behaviour

2 months ago

UK Gives Three, Vodafone Five Days To Avoid In-Depth Merger Probe

CMA concerned the merger would lead to a 'substantial lessening of competition' and result in higher prices for consumers

2 months ago

Microsoft Investment In Mistral AI Prompts EU Scrutiny Calls

European lawmakers call for investigation after Microsoft this week made small investment in French startup Mistral AI

3 months ago

Google Hit With $2.3bn Lawsuit Over Digital Ad Losses

European publishers sue Google for billions, over alleged financial losses due to Google's digital advertising practices

3 months ago

EU’s Antitrust Head To Meet Tech CEOs Next Week

Margrethe Vestager to met Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai, Jensen Huang etc to discuss EU digital regulation and competition policy

4 months ago

Google To Pay $700m To Consumers In US Antitrust Settlement

Google agrees to pay $700m to US consumers in antitrust settlement with users and states as Epic presses to 'open…

5 months ago

Apple May Open iPhone NFC Access To Competitors

Apple reportedly offers to open access to iPhone and iPad standardised NFC to competitors in bid to settle antitrust probe

5 months ago

Amazon Set To Win EU Approval For iRobot Purchase – Report

After UK approval, European antitrust authorities look set to give unconditional approval for Amazon to purchase iRobot

6 months ago

US Wraps Up Landmark Antitrust Case Against Google

Government wraps up its evidentiary phase of landmark antitrust case against Alphabet's Google, but closing arguments may come in 2024

6 months ago

Alphabet Pays Apple 36 Percent Of Safari Search Revenue

CEO Sundar Pichai confirms Google pays Apple 36 percent of Safari search revenue, as part of its default search agreement

6 months ago

Epic And Google Go To Court Over App Store Fees

Epic Games takes Google to court with antitrust claims over Play Store fees, arguing company faces 'no meaningful competition'

6 months ago

Google CEO Defends Paying Apple For Default Search

Sundar Pichai defends payments, after Google paid Apple $26 billion in 2021 to make its search engine default option

7 months ago

Netherlands Challenges Apple Over App Store Commissions

Dutch competition regulator challenging Apple App Store commission fees in court, in move that could have broad implications

7 months ago

Google Chief Pichai Takes Stand In Landmark Antitrust Trial

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai testifies in landmark antitrust deal that could force company to change business practices

7 months ago

Japan Opens Probe Into Google Search Domination

More bad news for Alphabet as Japanese competition watchdog begins investigation into Google's search domination

7 months ago

UK Regulator Approves Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Purchase

After protracted regulatory scrutiny, final hurdle removed for Microsoft's acquisition of Activision after UK grants approval

7 months ago

Ofcom Refers Cloud Investigation Of Amazon, Microsoft To CMA

AWS tells Silicon UK it disagrees with Ofcom findings, as AWS and Microsoft is referred to CMA watchdog for further…

8 months ago

Ofcom To Investigate Amazon, Microsoft Over Cloud Domination – Report

UK regulator is reportedly pushing for an antitrust investigation into Amazon and Microsoft's cloud dominance

8 months ago

Microsoft Boss Nadella Testifies Against “Google Web”

“Everyone talks about the open web, but there is really the Google Web,” testifies Satya Nadella in landmark trial against…

8 months ago

Microsoft Chief Nadella To Testify In Google Trial

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella to testify on Monday in Google antitrust trial as prosecutors seek to illustrate search dominance

8 months ago

EU Says No Formal Investigation Into AI Chips After Nvidia Raid

European Commission says no formal probe as yet into AI chip sector, following raid of Nvidia's offices by French competition…

8 months ago

Dutch Competition Regulator Rejects Apple Fine Objections

Dutch competition regulator ACM rejects Apple's objections to 50 milion euros in fines over App Store payment policies

8 months ago

Apple Ordered To Face Apple Pay Antitrust Lawsuit

US judge orders Apple to face antitrust lawsuit by payment card issuers for over the Apple Pay mobile wallet

8 months ago