US government prepares antitrust lawsuit against Amazon
Amazon is now facing threats from competition authorities on both sides of the Atlantic.
This week the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is preparing a lawsuit that "could challenge an array of Amazon’s business practices as anticompetitive", ac... Read more
Intel reveals it may have to pay EU antitrust fine from 2009
The chip maker got one of the EC's findings quashed, but a second complaint against the company is still on appeal.
Intel is has not quite escaped the long arm of European Union antitrust regulators, even after the bloc’s second-highest court squashed a 1.06 billion euro fine against the US te... Read more
UK launches official investigation into Broadcom-VMware acquisition
The UK market regulator (CMA) launched an official investigation into the acquisition of VMware. Broadcom wants to buy the firm for $61 billion, but regulators fear the deal may thwart competitors.
The CMA first voiced concerns about the acquisition in November 2022. The regulator launched a pr... Read more
Apple files appeal against UK antitrust authority
The US tech giant seeks to squash an investigation by the UK's competition watchdog.
This week Reuters reported that Apple has filed an appeal against an investigation launched by Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the dominance of its mobile browsers in the cloud gaming mark... Read more
German antitrust authority cites Google for data processing violation
Germany's antitrust regulator, the so-called Bundeskartellamt, announced that it has issued objections against Google's data processing terms, ordering the tech giant to move to comply with national antitrust laws.
The agency said that "the new provisions for large digital companies (Section 19a... Read more
European Commission investigates Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware
The European Commission will investigate whether Broadcom's acquisition of VMware affects competition. Among other things, the regulator wants to assess whether VMware remains compatible with processors from other suppliers.
Many of the network devices in the datacenters running VMware's softwar... Read more
‘Meta attempts to settle high-stakes EU antitrust investigation’
Insiders told Reuters that Meta is trying to settle with European Union antitrust investigators to ward off paying damages for the infringement of user data security and data law breaches.
The EU has strict laws in place to prevent social media networks from using users' confidential information... Read more
‘Amazon may settle EU antitrust probes by the end of the year’
After making concessions to address concerns over the use of seller data, US retail giant Amazon may be able to settle two EU antitrust probes by the end of the year, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
If it manages to conclude the probes, Amazon escapes a fine of up to 10 percent... Read more
Poland’s watchdog starts proceedings against PayPal
Polish market regulator UOKiK has started proceedings against PayPal over suspected illegal contractual clauses. The case can result in a penalty of up to 10 percent of the company's revenue.
The market regulator expressed concerns about PayPal's ability to implement contractual penalties such a... Read more
UK to investigate Apple’s and Google’s mobile dominance
Their market dominance may be impeding developers and businesses, the government said.
Britain's antitrust watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), announced a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers, specifically targeting dominant tech giants Apple and Google.
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