Microsoft is looking to ease EU antitrust concerns over Teams
According to people familiar with the matter, Microsoft wants to address European Commission antitrust concerns prompted by Slack, Salesforce's workspace messaging app.
Doing so could help the tech giant avert a formal EU antitrust investigation opening, highlighting Microsoft's newfound willing... Read more
EU antitrust regulators are looking at Microsoft closely, with a possible probe on the way
People familiar with the situation said on Thursday that Microsoft is likely to be the subject of an EU antitrust inquiry as authorities increase their examination of its business practices in a case brought on by Salesforce's Slack.
Slack filed a complaint with the European Commission last ye... Read more
EU’s Microsoft-Activision probe to continue to 2nd phase
Two insiders told Politico that the European Commission is ready to open an in-depth second-phase probe into Microsoft's record $69 billion acquisition of games publisher Activision-Blizzard.
Microsoft had until October 31 to respond to a first-phase probe by the EU's competition authorities. Th... Read more
Meta lawyer compares EU to fishing trawler in antitrust litigation
As EU antitrust regulators examine Meta’s online marketplace and data practices, the company has likened the investigation to a fishing trawler.
Regulators at the European Commission are investigating Meta’s business activities for violations of antitrust laws, receiving over one million doc... Read more
Swedish price comparison platform sues Google for billions of euros
PriceRunner, a Swedish price comparison platform, sues Google for manipulating search results. Allegedly, Google is bumping its own price comparison service to the top of results. PriceRunner is suing Google for 22 billion Swedish kronor (2.1 billion euros).
PriceRunner states that Google manipu... Read more
Microsoft made a $16 billion bid for Nuance
Microsoft is moving towards the acquisition of Nuance communication and is awaiting European Antitrust agency approval!
Microsoft has just announced a $16 billion bid to acquire Nuance Communication — an AI and speech technology company. However, this deal is subject to unconditional EU Antitr... Read more
EU halts antitrust inquiry on Nvidia and ARM deal
EU antitrust regulators have paused their inquiry into Nvidia's proposal to join hands with British chip designer ARM — the largest deal ever. However, the European Commission said it awaits more information about this acquisition and its implications on the competition before deciding whether to... Read more
EU asks for input on $16-billion Microsoft-Nuance deal
EU’s antitrust regulator is taking a deeper look into Microsoft’s $16 billion deal for the acquisition of transcription company Nuance communications. The regulator asked customers and competitors to draft a list of concerns, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters.
The initiative by th... Read more
Google lost its antitrust appeal at Europe’s second-highest court
Alphabet's Google suffered a loss in Europe's second-highest court when it challenged an EU antitrust ruling with a 2.42-billion euro fine. The ruling is a major win for Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition chief.
Vestager sanctioned the search giant in 2017 for favouring its own price-compari... Read more
Google counters EU antitrust fine in European Court this week
Google is going to court this week in an attempt to reverse a monumental $5 billion European Union fine imposed on it. The bloc also gave an antitrust order which aimed at the search giant's ability to generate revenue.
The hearing will go on for five days at the EU’s General Court in Luxembou... Read more