‘Vodafone & CK Hutchison to announce a £15 billion UK mobile merge’
Telecom providers Vodafone and CK Hutchison are said to be planning a £15 billion mobile merger in the UK. The deal would signify an unprecedented level of mobile market consolidation in the United Kingdom.
This week the Financial Times reported that UK mobile giant Vodafone and CK Hutchinson, ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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Amazon faces serious antitrust probes by EC, Germany and UK
Amazon is facing multiple antitrust investigations in Europe. The UK's antitrust watchdog started a probe into Amazon's marketplace on that same day that Germany announced its intention to further restrict the tech giant.
The UK investigation will first examine whether Amazon holds a dominant ... Read more
CMA gets Google to make commitments in Privacy Sandbox saga
Google's Privacy Sandbox debacle took a turn on Friday when the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) said it got the tech giant to agree to commit to improvements over the tech (a direct competitor of cookies).
The CMA’s claim came after Thursday’s call by the UK’s data watchdog... Read more