Tag: Competition and Markets Authority

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UK set to probe Adobe’s $20B Figma acquisition

UK set to probe Adobe’s $20B Figma acquisition

The British competition authority is looking into the US tech giant Adobe's plans to buy Figma. It is one of its biggest rivals in the creative software industry. On Friday the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it was preparing to put Adobe's planned acquisition of digi... Read more

date10 months ago
‘EU approves Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware’

‘EU approves Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware’

This week Reuters reported that US chipmaker Broadcom stands to obtain "conditional" EU antitrust approval for its proposed $61 billion (€57 billion) acquisition of cloud computing firm VMware. The decision, pending since March, increased Broadcom shares by almost 5%, according to the report. ... Read more

date10 months ago
Ofcom calls for competition probe into UK cloud market

Ofcom calls for competition probe into UK cloud market

The regulator says its recent market study uncovered practices and features that could limit competition The UK's communications services regulator, Ofcom, is proposing to ask the country's competition regulator to investigate the cloud services market, the agency announced this week. Ofcom s... Read more

date1 year ago
EU antitrust authorities postpone decision on Broadcom-VMware deal

EU antitrust authorities postpone decision on Broadcom-VMware deal

The pending warning from the European Commission is just the latest in Broadcom's antitrust problems. EU antitrust regulators have postponed their decision on US chipmaker Broadcom's proposed €57 billion takeover of VMware, according to Reuters. The decision, which the European Commission Comp... Read more

date1 year ago
WhatsApp agrees to more policy changes transparency

WhatsApp agrees to more policy changes transparency

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and the European Network of Consumer Authorities had raised concerns that the changes were not presented clearly and understandably, thereby violating European Union laws. As a result, the company has now agreed to clarify changes made to EU users’ con... Read more

date1 year ago
Broadcom acquisition of VMware comes under closer EU scrutiny

Broadcom acquisition of VMware comes under closer EU scrutiny

The European antitrust enforcer "warns" that the deal could restrict market competition. This week Reuters reported that US chipmaker Broadcom will be hit with an EU antitrust "warning" about the possible anti-competitive effects of its proposed €57 billion bid for VMware. The chipmaker's a... Read more

date1 year ago
Chromium team defies Apple with Blink-based browser

Chromium team defies Apple with Blink-based browser

Google's Chromium dev team is about to go against Apple's rules for iOS browser development. This week Apple Insider reported that Google's Chromium team is working on developing a new browser for iOS based on Blink, instead of using Webkit as mandated by App Store policies. The Google Chromi... Read more

date1 year ago
Apple files appeal against UK antitrust authority

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

date1 year ago
Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard buyout faces probes in UK and EU

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard buyout faces probes in UK and EU

Microsoft's $75 billion acquisition of video game developer Activision Blizzard is under thorough investigation in Brussels and the United Kingdom amid rising worries of anti-competitive risks. Sony is worried that the merger prevents rivals from accessing the hit game franchise Call of Duty. Ac... Read more

date2 years ago
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