Antitrust

Platform News: Google

US judge dismisses advertisers’ antitrust claims against Google

A US judge has dismissed antitrust claims against Google brought by a group of advertisers, though offered them a chance to try again after addressing her “serious concerns.&...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Judge in US case against Facebook delays trial preparation

The judge in the US government’s antitrust case against Facebook Inc said the social media company’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit “raises a number of serious cha...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

The coming storm: US state AG’s ask Congress for antitrust funding

On Monday, dozens of state attorneys general wrote to US lawmakers to urge Congress to fund their antitrust probes, which have resulted in big lawsuits filed against Google and Fac...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Judge presses Epic CEO during second day of Apple antitrust trial

A U.S. judge on Tuesday pressed the chief executive of “Fortnite” creator Epic Games on how the fundamental changes the game maker is asking her to force on Apple Inc&#...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Analysis-In Apple versus Epic Games, courtroom battle is only half the fight

Epic Games faces an uphill legal battle against Apple in an antitrust trial starting later today and a defeat for the maker of “Fortnite” could make it harder for US re...

European Union and Apple

EU hits Apple with music streaming charge in boost for Spotify

EU regulators have accused Apple of distorting competition in the music streaming market, siding with Spotify in a case that could lead to a hefty fine and changes in the iPhone ma...

Amy Klobachur

US antitrust senators query Google over testimony meddling concerns

US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee sent a letter to Google saying they were “deeply troubled” by what they called a possible attempt to influence witness testimony ...

European Union and Apple

Source: European Union to hit Apple with antitrust charge this week

European Union antitrust regulators are set to charge iPhone maker Apple this week with blocking rivals on its App Store following a complaint by music streaming service Spotify, a...

Germany

German business groups file complaint over Apple privacy settings

Germany’s media, internet and advertising industries have filed an antitrust complaint against Apple Inc, alleging that new iPhone privacy settings represent a market abuse a...

Apple Google

Google and Apple executives to testify in app store hearing on Wednesday

Senior executives from Google and Apple will testify tomorrow about antitrust concerns related to their app stores along with executives of three companies which rely on those onli...

Platform News: Google

Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google issues protective order

The judge hearing the Texas antitrust lawsuit against Google put limits on what the search giant’s in-house lawyers can see in an order aimed at ensuring that confidential in...

Platform News: China's Alibaba online marketplace

China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

China has slapped an 18 billion yuan (approximately $2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market pos...

Alibaba Office Building

China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powe...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

US DOJ accuses Google of dragging its feet in antitrust trial

The Department of Justice in the US has accused Google of dragging its feet in providing documents in preparation for a trial on allegations that it broke antitrust law while the s...

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