Dutch Regulator Finds Apple App Store Payment System Anti-Competitive

Sources said that a Dutch regulator has ruled that the required in-app commissions from Apple’s App Store are anti-competitive. Apple has been the subject of multiple complaints over its App Store policy that charges commissions of up to 30 percent …

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Australian Government Plans to Curb Google’s Capability to Sell Targeted Ads

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for new powers to limit Google’s use of internet data to sell customized advertisements, joining other authorities in claiming that the company has a monopoly on the market harming publishers, advertisers, and …

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Google Appeals French Regulators’ $591 Million Fine in Copyright Dispute

Google announced on Wednesday that it filed an appeal against a 500 million euro ($591 million) fine issued by France’s antitrust watchdogs in July over the tech giant’s dispute with a local media about paying for news content. On July …

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Alibaba and Tencent Fined by Chinese Regulators

China has slapped sanctions on firms including Alibaba and Tencent for violation of anti-monopoly regulations, on Wednesday. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has fined 22 companies for mergers and acquisitions made without prior approval from the regulator, state …

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Google and Amazon Smart Home Businesses Questioned in Senate Antitrust Hearing

Giant tech firms Google and Amazon defended their smart home devices in the first-ever Senate hearing on connected home technologies, on Tuesday. “In home technology, we see some of the most powerful firms that dominate tech today poised to dominate …

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France Fines Google for Abuse of Ad Power

The French Competition Authority has announced on Monday that it has fined Google 220 million euros ($267 million) for abusing its market power in the online advertising industry. “The decision to sanction Google is of particular significance because it’s the …

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Italy Anti-Trust Watchdog Fines Google $123m for Alleged Abuse of Position

Italy’s anti-trust watchdog has fined Google $123 million after they allegedly denied the app JuicePass access to their Android Auto system. Android Auto is a feature available to all Android devices, allowing them to link with a users car and …

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Australian Federal Court Finds Google Engaged in Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

Google faces massive fines in Australia after a court found the tech giant engaged in “misleading or deceptive” conduct on how it collects location data from device users. The case against Google was filed by the ACCC (Australian Competition and …

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UK Competition and Markets Authority: Google and Facebook Are Too Powerful

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) plans to launch anti-trust investigations into Google, Facebook and other massive tech companies after calling them “too powerful” in the UK media market. CMA chief executive Andrea Coscelli noted that Facebook and Google …

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