competition

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 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…

7 months 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

8 months 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…

8 months 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…

11 months 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'…

11 months 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

11 months ago

Germany Opens Competition Probe Into Facebook And Oculus

German competition authority reacts after company requires Facebook login to use new Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headsets

12 months ago

EC Hits Amazon With Competition Rule Violations

European Commission charges Amazon with breaking competition in retail space, but the firm insists consumers have choice

1 year ago

Google Will Not Move To Dismiss US Antitrust Case

Google tells court it does not intend to move to dismiss landmark US antitrust case, as company and Justice Department…

1 year ago

Judge Lays Out Opening Moves In Google Antitrust Trial

US judge sets mid-November deadline for Google's response to Justice Department antitrust lawsuit, with a status update at the end…

1 year ago

Ofcom Cites Motorola, Sepura Over Competition Law

British comms regulator issues provisional statement of objections to Motorola Solutions UK and Sepura over police contract

1 year ago

Facebook Voices Support For Data Portability Law

Facebook says it would support dedicated data portability legislation in the US as an antitrust measure, ahead of key regulatory…

1 year ago

EU Rule Change Allows Start-Ups To Access State Aid

European Commission plans to change state aid restrictions that had prevented tech start-ups from participating in government Covid-19 liquidity programmes

1 year ago

Just Eat Takeaway Acquisition Of Grubhub Creates Global Player

Just Eat Takeaway's deal to buy Chicago-based Grubhub for £5.8bn does little to consolidate delivery market, but could fuel further…

1 year ago

UK Regulator Probes Facebook Giphy Deal On Competition Issues

CMA says it will look into any possible 'lessening of competition' in the UK as a result of the deal,…

1 year ago

France Fines Google 150m Euros For Anti-Competitive Behaviour

Anti-competitive behaviour and advertising rule breaches. France hits Google with hefty 150m euros penalty over its online advertising domination

2 years ago

UK Regulator Turns Attention To Tech Giant Competition Regulation

The UK Competition and Markets Authority says it may consider implementing tougher rules on tech giants over competition concerns

2 years ago

DoJ Antitrust Boss Urged To Recuse Himself From Tech Probe

Antitrust chief must recuse himself from Google, Apple probe as he previously worked for them, says US senator

2 years ago

US Congress Targets Tech Giants With Competition Probe

The focus on 'anti-competitive conduct' at major tech companies comes as the Department of Justice and the FTC reportedly prepare…

3 years ago

EU Regulators Plan Apple Probe After Spotify Antitrust Complaint

Spotify accused Apple of misusing its dominant iPhone App Store to charge a 'tax' on rival music services

3 years ago

China Finds ‘Massive Evidence’ Of DRAM Price-Fixing

The country's anti-monopoly agency has made 'important progress' in its probe into Samsung, Hynix and Micron, which control up to…

3 years ago

RSA Conference 2019: Security Startups To Pitch For ‘Dragon Den’ Funding

Conference to allow security start-ups to pitch to venture capitalists, amid competition to find most innovative security start-up

3 years ago

Government Sets £9m Competition For UK Digital Health Projects

New competition looks for tech to solve health issues — including privacy questions around the exploitation of sensitive patient data

3 years ago

Amazon Latest In EU Regulatory Spotlight With Commission Data Probe

The Commission's preliminary investigation is to focus on Amazon's use of data from its third-party sellers, and whether it could…

3 years ago

EU Opens In-Depth Probe Into Apple’s Shazam Buy

Competition officials fear Apple could use data from Shazam to place rival streaming services at a 'competitive disadvantage'

4 years ago

Ofcom Shelves Plan To Give Telcos Access To BT Dark Fibre

BT's competitors showed little interest in the proposal, which would have limited speeds to 1 Gbit/s

4 years ago

German Competition Watchdog Calls Facebook Data Collection ‘Abusive’

The preliminary ruling, ahead of a final decision next year, could mean limits on how Facebook collects and processes European…

4 years ago

France Demands €10m Amazon Fine Over Vendor Contracts

Amazon abused its e-commerce dominance to tie vendors using its platform into 'abusive' contracts, claims the regulator's lawsuit

4 years ago

Leading Internet Figures Demand Cancellation Of ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote

Vint Cerf, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Steve Wozniak are amongst those calling for this week's vote to be called off…

4 years ago