No surprise as EU finds Apple Music in breach of competition law, could fine them $27 billion
In 2019 Spotify complained to the European Union about what they perceived to be Apple’s anti-competitive policies which were hurting their business. Today the European Commission issued preliminary findings which confirmed ...
European Commission says Amazon has breached EU antitrust rules
The European Commission today announced that Amazon has breached EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets. The main complaint is that Amazon uses non-public business data of independent sellers who sel...
German legislators vote to force Apple to open up Apple Pay and contact-less payments on the iPhone
We reported in October that Apple was drawing attention from the European Competition Commission over their monopoly over the NFC reader on the iPhone which prevented other payment companies such as banks from supporting contact-l...
Surely not? EU thinks Apple may be acting anti-competitively again
Apple is not best known for letting competitors into their walled garden or for letting an opportunity to skim profits from any transactions which takes place there. It is, therefore, no surprise that Apple is once in the crosshai...
European Commission opens antitrust investigation on Amazon
The European Commission today announced that it has opened a formal antitrust investigation on Amazon. EC feels that Amazon may have used sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace, such usage is against...
European Commission forces Google to display browser and search ballot screen for Android users
In response to feedback from the European Commission, Google today announced that it will be displaying browser and search ballot screens for Android users. These screens will be presented to users when they open Google Play Store...
European Commission fines Google a record €2.42 billion for abuse of dominance in search, and it’s jus...
The European Commission today announced that it has fined Google €2.42 billion(approx $2.7 billion USD) for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google abused dominance as search engine by giving an illegal advantage to its own compari...
Breaking: Microsoft-LinkedIn deal cleared by the European Commission
Microsoft today announced that the European Commission has cleared its LinkedIn acquisition. As a result, Microsoft has now obtained all of the regulatory approvals needed to complete the acquisition, and they will close the deal ...
Microsoft offers EU concessions over its LinkedIn deal
Last month, we reported that Microsoft has sought approval from EU for their LinkedIn deal. Today, Reuters reported that Microsoft has offered concessions to EU to get approval for its LinkedIn deal after the EU competition enf...