Will the Intel case change the European antitrust?
In a non-binding opinion, a European Court of Justice lawyer argues in Intel's favour. There would be too little evidence to sue Intel for unfair competition. The case may have implications for future European antitrust cases.
Intel has been at odds with the European Commission over an antitrus... Read more
Will Apple and Google be forced to open up their app stores?
This week, Epic Games won a high-profile lawsuit against Google. A U.S. jury ruled that the Google Play Store monopoly had harmed Epic and has to be addressed. The decision could have a major impact on the Android ecosystem, while Apple's dominance over the App Store is once again under a microscop... Read more
Microsoft’s and OpenAI’s partnership investigated by antitrust authorities
The partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI will be further investigated by antitrust authorities. Microsoft is the AI company's largest investor, with a 49 percent stake. By keeping the percentage just below 50 percent, Microsoft hoped to avoid such investigations.
Microsoft has long managed ... Read more
Adobe still trying to get Figma acquisition across the line with regulators
Adobe hopes to satisfy regulators in the EU and UK over its acquisition of Figma. For this, the creative software giant would like to overcome regulators' objections.
Adobe has been trying for some time to get permission from the European Commission to acquire Figma. However, the EC recently pre... Read more
Microsoft competitors decide whether Teams removal is sufficient
European antitrust authorities have asked Microsoft's competitors whether they are sufficiently reassured now that Teams is no longer offered in Microsoft 365 bundles by default. It looks like the EU wants to gather criticism to build a hard case against Microsoft's bundled offerings.
Competito... Read more
EU worries about Nvidia’s AI dominance
While Nvidia is raking in billions from sales of AI hardware, its competitors can't get anywhere near those figures. Yet authorities are unsure whether they should take action against this dominant market position. Last week, the GPU maker's French offices were raided, while the EU is also launchin... Read more
French offices of Nvidia raided by antitrust authority
The French antitrust watchdog reportedly raided Nvidia's offices for an investigation related to the company's cloud computing service.
Not much is known about the details of the case. The French watchdog announced in a press release that practices related to cloud computing are under investiga... Read more
Google says it dominates Search because it’s the better product
Google says it does not have a monopoly on online search engines. The tech giant recently stated as such in a major antitrust lawsuit filed in the US.
According to Google's plea, it is innocent when it comes to the dominance it has within the online search market. The tech giant's search engine ... Read more
Microsoft sees its Teams unbundling as a compromise for the EU
Microsoft does not really see the unbundling of Teams within the EU as an act that has users' best interests at heart. According to a memo to partners, it is a "compromise" and changes can still occur.
Recently, the tech giant reached an agreement with the EU and the EEA on taking Teams out of t... Read more
Big Tech does not want to comply with Digital Markets Act: lawsuits imminent
Big Tech is reluctant to see itself on the list of companies that must comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). On Sept. 6, European competition authorities will announce which companies will be subject to the rules and, by this, become recognized as gatekeepers. Big Tech is preparing its respons... Read more