Antitrust

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US and Meta spar over the date of antitrust trial

US regulators and Meta Platforms Inc are at odds over when to start a high-profile antitrust trial, with the Federal Trade Commission proposing December 2023 and the Facebook paren...

Platform News: Big Tech

Users should be allowed to sue US tech giants under EU rules, civil groups say

Individual users should be allowed to take US tech giants to court for breaching landmark EU rules aimed at curbing their power, Privacy International, pan-European consumer group ...

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Two US Big Tech antitrust bills backed by publisher trade group

A group representing publishers such as News Corp and National Public Radio wrote to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee to back two bills targeting Big Tech, including one t...

Meta

Meta closes Kustomer deal after regulatory approval

Meta Platforms Inc has said it had closed its acquisition of Kustomer, a US customer service start-up, after winning conditional European Union antitrust approval for the deal last...

Platform News: Google

Top Apple executives likely to be deposed in US fight with Google

The Justice Department wants to depose some of Apple’s top executives as it prepares for a trial to determine if Alphabet’s Google broke antitrust law in how it runs it...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft unveils new app store guidelines as it woos regulators on deal

Microsoft has announced a new set of principles for its app store, including open access to developers who meet privacy and security standards, as it began a push to win approval f...

Joe Biden

White House to hold second Competition Council meet today

The White House is set to hold the second meeting of its Competition Council on Monday, federal agencies said over the weekend.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google asks judge to dismiss most of Texas antitrust lawsuit

Google has asked a federal judge to dismiss the majority of an antitrust lawsuit filed by Texas and other states that accused the search giant of abusing its dominance of the onlin...

Platform News: Search engine Google

Google launches fresh appeal to overturn $2.8 billion fine at top EU court

Google is filing an appeal at the European Union’s top court against an earlier decision to uphold a $2.8 billion antitrust fine, a spokesperson for the Alphabet unit said la...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

POTUS encouraged by rejection of Meta request to dismiss antitrust lawsuit

The White House has said it was encouraged by a US judge’s decision not to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.

Platform News: Amazon

How Amazon’s battle with Reliance for India retail supremacy became a legal jungle

For more than a year, Amazon.com and India’s Future Group have been locked in a complex legal stand-off that has stalled Future’s $3.4 billion sale of assets to the US ...

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Antitrust: India orders Apple probe over alleged abuse of app market

India’s competition watchdog on Friday ordered an investigation into Apple Inc’s business practices in the country, saying it was of the initial view that the iPhone ma...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple seeks dismissal of India apps market antitrust case, cites tiny market share

Apple has asked India’s antitrust watchdog to throw out a case alleging abuse of market power in the apps market, saying it is too small a player in the South Asian country w...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

EU Parliament backs tough new rules to rein in US tech titans

EU lawmakers have voted to beef up draft rules to rein in US tech giants, including extending the scope to their retailing activities and to their business users outside Europe, as...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Meta Platforms and Google have been hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and ...