As British regulator blocks move, EC approves Activision Blizzard takeover
The Europe Commission recently approved Microsoft's acquisition of game developer Activision Blizzard. However, the approval is subject to certain conditions that must guarantee the availability of the publisher's library of games.
According to the EC, the acquisition does not threaten the posit... Read more
EU’s Vestager targets Metaverse and ChatGPT for special attention
Competition Commissioner Vestager says that the new virtual world environments deserve scrutiny.
Last week an international group of competition regulation enforcers, academics and legislators met in Brussels to discuss the new challenges facing the "competition policy community". The conference... Read more
EU moves closer to antitrust action over Google’s ad technology
The EC competition authority is once more soliciting preparatory input from Google's rivals.
The European Commission is inching closer to what could be a massive fine for Google over its advertising technology, according to POLITICO.
The report says that Google may soon receive a "statement o... Read more
Google may present ChatGPT competitor as early as this week
Google is going to open the attack on OpenAI's ChatGPT and link its own LaMDA AI model to Search. This model should also eventually be tied to tools such as Google Docs and Gmail, CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed during a recent earnings call from parent company Alphabet. The attack may come as early as... Read more
Broadcom wants to compete with hyperscalers after VMware acquisition
Broadcom plans to attack hyperscalers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud after its final acquisition of VMware. This is according to a newsletter to staff made public as part of regulatory filings.
According to the newsletter filed with the U.S. securities regulator SEC, Broadcom want... Read more
‘Vestager pushes urgent aid package to save EU business’
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager calls for a plan to counter competition from US subsidies.
The European Commission's Executive Vice President has proposed a new state aid framework to counter "urgent" challenges posed by the wave of green subsidies to US businesses, POLITICO reports.
Vestager... 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
Germany widens antitrust investigations of Amazon
The German antitrust watchdog is using a new law to expand its probes of the US tech giant.
This week, Germany's antitrust agency announced that it has expanded two probes into US e-commerce giant Amazon.com. The agency is making use of a new regulation that allows it to prohibit anti-competitiv... Read more
Competitors urge EU to tighten reins on Google Shopping
European competitors of Google Shopping want the tech giant to adhere to stricter regulations. The competitor urged Eurocommissioner Margrethe Vestager to take action in a public letter.
According to a coalition of more than 40 European providers of product comparison sites, European competitio... Read more
Samsung presents ambitious roadmap for advanced chip manufacturing
Samsung has announced an ambitious roadmap for advanced chip manufacturing. The organization aims to step up the competition with Taiwan-based TSMC, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The newspaper reports that the South Korean tech giant recently announced a roadmap for highly advanced chip ... Read more