ACM wants to require cloud providers to integrate with competitors
The Dutch Consumer & Market Authority (ACM) wants to require cloud providers to help customers use multiple cloud services, including those of competitors.
According to the regulator, cloud providers must do more to support customers who use multiple services and providers. Cloud providers ... Read more
Apple backs down in dating app dispute with regulator ACM
Dating apps can now use alternative payment methods on the Dutch App Store. Thereby, Apple gives in to the demands of local market regulator ACM.
The ACM enforces European antitrust laws in the Netherlands. According to the supervisor, Apple imposed unreasonable conditions on Dutch dating app d... Read more
‘Small App Store developers earn twice as much as in 2019’
According to Analysis Group, Apple App Store revenue for small developers increased by 113 percent between 2019 and 2021. Apple commissioned the study to defend itself against growing criticism.
By 'small developers', Apple means organizations that generate less than 1 million dollars in annual... Read more
Google under fire over payment options in Play Store
Match Group, the parent company of dating app Tinder, has filed a complaint with the Dutch antitrust authority (ACM) about Google. Allegedly, the tech giant is abusing its power by refusing alternative payment methods for Play Store apps.
Match Group says that the Dutch version of the Google Pla... Read more
Apple bends to ACM’s demands after €50 million fine
Dutch market regulator ACM is positive about the adjustments Apple proposes for dating app developers. When accepted, the proposal ends a months-long conflict between the regulator and Apple.
In the past months, ACM and Apple have been disputing the App Store conditions for Dutch dating app deve... Read more
Apple ignores antitrust ruling, fined 5 million euros per week
Apple was slapped with a 5 million euro fine by the ACM, a Dutch market authority.
Earlier this year, the ACM ruled that Apple provides insufficient payment options for dating apps marketed on the app store. Apple has been far from compliant, prompting the ACM to fine the organization with 5 mi... Read more
Dutch market authority threatens Apple with 50 million euro fine
The Dutch Consumer & Market Authority (ACM) threatens to slap Apple with a 50 million euro fine. According to the ACM, Apple abuses app providers by imposing unfair charges.
The ACM claims that Apple mistreats developers. The authority will impose a maximum fine of 50 million euros if Apple ... Read more
Dutch antitrust to soon decide on App Store commission
The Dutch Consumer and Market Authority (Autoriteit Consument en Markt) seems close to deciding on Apple's commission for purchases made through the App Store. This would make it the first antitrust commission to rule on the matter.
This writes Reuters, which has seen an internal letter. The ACM... Read more
Belgian Combell and Dutch hosting company TransIP want to merge
The Dutch hosting company TransIP wants to merge with the Belgian company Combell. That's what Ali Niknam, the founder of the Dutch company, and Combell-CEO Jonas Dhaenens say to Tweakers. The two companies have already requested permission from the Consumer & Market Authority (ACM).
The two pa... Read more
ACM wants to limit the number of available frequencies per provider
Providers should be allowed to license up to 40% of the available frequencies. The Consumer and Market Authority (ACM) gives this advice to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, writes Tweakers. By limiting the number of frequencies per provider, the Dutch mobile market must remain competiti... Read more