Anti-trust

Facebook

German court reimposes data curbs on Facebook

Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the US social net...

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Apple’s App Store, Apple Pay targeted by EU antitrust regulators

Apple is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators over its App Store and mobile payment system Apple Pay as the bloc turns up the heat on gatekeepers of online platforms on wh...

Jeff Bezos

Amazon says CEO Bezos willing to testify before US Congress

Amazon.com have said its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was willing to testify to a congressional panel investigating potential violations of US antitrust law by big technology compani...

Platform News: Amazon building

Spain’s antitrust watchdog investigates Amazon delivery services

MADRID – Spain’s antitrust watchdog said on Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon operates as a mail service and if so whether the group should comply with rules...

Platform Economy: e-commerce shopping from a retail website

Rakuten raided by anti-trust officials

Japanese anti-trust officials have raided the offices of Rakuten Inc after complaints from online merchants. The complaints against the Tokyo-based e-commerce platform relate to a ...

European Parliament

EU regulators to review rules defining companies’ market power

European Union regulators will review two-decade old rules that determine if companies have the market power to throttle rivals or control prices to take into account globalisation...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon faces US antitrust scrutiny on cloud business: Bloomberg

Reuters – US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond retail operations to include its cloud-computing business, Bloomberg on Wednes...

Platform News: Google movements

EU regulators said to be investigating Google (again)

Over the past decade the EU has been heavily invested in litigation against big tech. Notable personnel within the current and past US administrations have seen this as an unoffici...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple, Intel file antitrust case vs SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp unit stockpiled patents t...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple, Intel file antitrust case against SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp unit stockpiled patents t...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon uses aggregated seller data to help business, it tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON – Amazon.com Inc uses “aggregated data” from sellers in its third-party marketplace to improve its overall business, the online retailer said in respon...

Big Tech

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple offer defence in congressional antitrust probe

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO – Four top US tech companies, Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional committee by defen...

Platform News: Google

Google antitrust probe to expand into Android – CNBC

Reuters – The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit...