Antitrust

European Union

EU: Tech giants face fines or even break-up if they breach new rules

Tech giants which violate new EU rules aimed at controlling their abilities could face penalties, be ordered to change their practices as well as be forced to break their European ...

Google

Google under review for possible UK competition enquiry

The UK’s competition regulator has said it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertisements warranted a formal competition law investigation.

Alibaba

Alibaba CEO says China’s draft anti-monopoly rules ‘timely and necessary’

China’s move to draft rules aimed at preventing monopolistic behaviour by online platforms is timely and necessary, Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang has said.

Top Joe Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Top Joe Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Joe Biden’s top tech advisor helped craft California’s landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal statute that protects platforms from a...

European Commission

EU Industry chief: Tech groups services could face bans if they breach rules

Tech firms’ services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation, Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton told German weekly Welt am Sonnt...

Amazon

Europe charges Amazon with using dominance and data to squeeze rivals

The European Union charged Amazon with damaging international competition within the retail space, alleging that the US tech titan uses its size, power and information to obtain an...

European Union

What’s going on: EU regulators versus top tech

EU regulators have charged Amazon with distorting competition in online retail and opened a second investigation into its business practices, as antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager ...

Google

US judge to hear dispute over Google DOJ antitrust lawsuit protective order

A US judge said on Monday he’ll consider disagreements in a disputed order linked to the security of confidential data in the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit fil...

Google

Judge sets November deadline for Google’s initial response to US antitrust case

Google must tell a district court the way it will react to a national antitrust lawsuit by mid-November, together with the two sides making first disclosures after in the month, US...

Vestager

EU’s Vestager: Tougher new rules for tech giants, more power to enforcers

Tech giants will need to do much more to weed out harmful and illegal content while online gatekeepers will be bound by a list of dos and don’ts under new rules aimed at rein...

Google France

Google steps up campaign against EU push for tough new tech rules

Google has launched a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union’s push for tough new tech rules by acquiring US allies to push back against the EU’s digital chief a...

Amazon

German watchdog launches new investigation into Amazon

Germany’s anti-trust authority has launched an investigation to Amazon and Apple over potential anticompetitive behaviour, German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily has rep...

Google

Italian watchdog investigates Google over alleged advertising market abuse

Italy’s antitrust authority is exploring Google for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Italian online display advertising market, it has said.

Tech Titans

Big Tech earnings approach under antitrust cloud

Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook, together accounting for about a fifth of their S&P 500’s total value, report their quarterly results on Thursday, with their stocks ...