Google challenges billion-euro fine in European General Court
Google is calling on Europe's second-highest court to dismiss a billion-euro fine for abuse of power.
In 2019, Google received an antitrust fine of €1.5 billion. According to the European Commission, Google abused its power in the digital advertising market for ten years.
Google sells ads t... Read more
Apple face new EU charges next week, Financial Times reports
According to Financial Times (FT), the EU plans to accuse Apple of blocking financial groups from the Apple pay system.
The EU will bring an antitrust charge against the tech giant (Apple) over how it functions the “Apple Pay” digital wallet, reports FT. The report further claims charges wil... Read more
Broadcom in antitrust scrutiny chair again
Broadcom is under scrutiny by the United States Federal Trade Commission due to the allegations by customers that they force exclusive deals.
Broadcom, an American manufacturer, developer, designer, and worldwide supplier of a range of infrastructure and semiconductor software products, is yet a... Read more
Market authority raids Orange France on suspicion of abuse
According to an insider source, the French antitrust authority raided Orange France's offices on March 10. Allegedly, the operator's abuse of power violated antitrust laws.
Orange France is one of the largest telecom operators in France. The French government holds most of the shares.
An in... Read more
Microsoft customers complain about restrictive Office licence terms
Customers, consultants and resellers are uneasy with Microsoft because its Office licences impose restrictions and higher costs for running in public cloud environments other than Azure.
In 2019, Microsoft changed the licensing terms for Office and Windows. The fine print of these terms states ... Read more
European Commission appeals ruling in strive for €1 billion Intel fine
After losing a legal battle in the General Court, the European Commission appeals the annulment of a 1 billion euro antitrust fine on Intel.
On January 26, the European Commission (EC) suffered defeat in a long legal battle with Intel. The General Court annulled a 1 billion euro antitrust fine.... Read more
EU regulators set their sights on Microsoft’s cloud business
The increased scrutiny follows a spate of complaints from European rivals.
The European Union is looking to put Microsoft's cloud business under a regulatory microscope, according to a report in Reuters.
EU antitrust regulators are quizzing Microsoft's rivals and customers about its cloud bus... Read more
European Commission renews 20 year old antitrust rules
The European Commission is revamping the rules that combat cartels and monopolism.
In the coming months, the European Commission (EC) will present a new version of Regulation 1/2003. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager shared the news at the CRA Conference.
Regulation 1/2003 is an important set o... Read more
EU’s Vestager says the cloud computing sector doesn’t raise antitrust alarms yet
Europe's Gaia-X program balances the cloud computing market. Amazon and Microsoft dominate the cloud market, trailed by Alphabet's Google, but it does not currently cause competition worries, according to EU antitrust boss Margrethe Vestager.
Demand for cloud computing services has risen dram... Read more
European Publishers Council sues Google for advertising monopolism
The European Publishers Council (EPC) has officially filed a complaint against Google over its digital advertising platform. The EPC, which defends the interests of European publishers, says that Google hinders competition and abuses its power in the field of digital advertising technology.
In t... Read more