competition

Google Must Face Trial In Ad Tech Monopoly Case

Google loses bid for summary judgement as judge says 'too many facts in dispute' as US adtech case heads for…

3 days ago

Apple, Meta Likely To Face EU Antitrust Charges

Apple, Facebook parent Meta reportedly likely to face EU antitrust charges before August under new Digital Markets Act rules

3 days ago

Microsoft Faces EU Antitrust Charges Over Teams

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

1 month 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

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

3 months ago

EU Set To Reject Amazon iRobot Buy

European Union set to reject Amazon takeover of Roomba robot vacuum cleaner maker iRobot after e-commerce giant fails to offer…

5 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

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…

9 months ago

UK Clears Broadcom’s $61 Billion VMware Purchase

Acquisition of VMware by Broadcom will not weaken competition - the UK's CMA provisionally rules this week

11 months ago

UK Watchdog Finds Microsoft’s Activision Deal Could Hurt Gamers

British watchdog CMA becomes first global regulator to conclude Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision is anti-competitive

1 year ago

Facebook Parent Seeks To Block £3bn UK Lawsuit

Facebook parent Meta seeks to block £3bn UK collective legal action claiming company abusively profited from users' personal data

1 year ago

German Regulator Opens PayPal Competition Probe

Germany's Federal Cartel Office opens investigation into PayPal Europe over concerns company is blocking competition

1 year ago

EU Follows UK, Begins Deeper Probe Of Microsoft Activision Deal

Europe's deeper investigation of Microsoft's Activision purchase begins, months after UK began its phase 2 probe in September

2 years ago

UK’s Final Decision Orders Meta To Sell Giphy

Facebook owner Meta is ordered by the CMA to sell Giphy - first time the British regulator blocks acquisition by…

2 years ago

Spain Opens Competition Probe Into Booking.com

Spanish competition regulator opens investigation into whether Booking.com economic practices 'exploit' hotels

2 years ago

UK Flags Concern Over Viasat Purchase Of Inmarsat

British competition regulator, the CMA, to deepen investigation, after finding merger could lead to higher Wi-Fi prices for airlines

2 years ago

Amazon Faces UK Investigation For Suspected Anti-competitive Practices

Another probe. Busy week for the UK's CMA after it confirms investigation of Amazon over “suspected anti-competitive practices”

2 years ago

German Regulator Probes Apple Ad-Tracking Rules

German competition regulator probes whether Apple's ad-tracking rules for third-party apps give iPhone maker preferential treatment

2 years ago

Smaller Firms Support US Tech Competition Bill As Giants Resist

Dozens of smaller tech companies and organisations sign letter supporting American Innovation and Choice Online Act as tech giants warn…

2 years ago

UK Tech Watchdog To Be Given Legal Powers

UK's tech regulator Digital Markets Unit to be given powers to levy huge fines on tech giants, but smaller businesses…

2 years ago

European Union Agrees DMA To Curb Big Tech

Online gatekeepers such as Apple, Google and Meta targetted as the European Union last week reached landmark digital rules agreement

2 years ago

Senate Committee Approves Big Tech Antitrust Bill

Attempt by US lawmakers to tame the power of big tech firms, nudges a step closer after Senate Committee votes…

2 years ago

EC Gathers Feedback On Microsoft’s Nuance Buy, Despite US Approval

European antitrust regulators are gathering competition data on Microsoft's purchase of Nuance ahead of 21 December decision deadline

3 years ago

EU Set To Launch Formal Probe Of Nvidia’s ARM Takeover

European Commission set to launch full-scale probe of Nvidia's proposed acquisition of ARM following formal notification in early September

3 years 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…

3 years ago

US Proposal Would Ban Big Tech Firms From Buying Anything, Ever

Proposal by US Senator Josh Hawley would permanently ban companies over $100bn in market capitalisation from all mergers and acquisitions

3 years ago

Apple App Store Security ‘Like Bringing Butter Knife To Gunfight’

Apple senior engineer compared App Store security to 'butter knife in a gunfight', says Epic Games as companies square off…

3 years ago

US States Investigating Google App Store Practices

Group of US states may hit Google with fourth government antitrust lawsuit, this time focusing on allegedly anti-competitive practices in…

3 years ago

Fortnite Maker Expands Apple Dispute To UK

Fortnite developer Epic Games launches legal action against Apple and Google in the UK, as it seeks changes to 'unfair'…

3 years ago

Nvidia Acquisition Of ARM Faces Competition Probe

UK competition regulator the CMA, launches investigation into the acquisition of British silicon designer ARM Holdings by Nvidia

3 years ago