Antitrust

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Telegram says over 70 million new users joined during Facebook outage

Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during the latest Facebook outage, its founder Pavel Durov has said, as people worldwide were left without key messaging ser...

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

EU lawmaker says US tech giants should be regulated where they are based

US tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon should be regulated by the EU country where they are based under proposed EU rules, a top lawmaker said on Tuesday, knocki...

Facebook

Facebook asks judge to dismiss US lawsuit to force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook Inc has again asked a judge to dismiss the US government’s revised antitrust case that seeks to force the social media giant to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

Platform News: Google

‘Consumers aren’t stupid’: Google lawyer rejects EU market abuse ruling

Billions of people use Google because it’s the best, not because of deals the company made to stay competitive, Google’s lawyer has said, wrapping up a week of testimon...

Platform News: Google

Google tells court ‘staggering’ $5 billion EU antitrust fine flawed

A $5 billion antitrust fine by the EU was based on flawed calculations, Google has said, urging Europe’s second-highest court to scrap or reduce what it said was not an appro...

Platform News: Google

Google, in fight against record EU fine, slams regulators for ignoring Apple

Google has blasted EU antitrust regulators for ignoring Apple as it launched a bid to get Europe’s second-highest court to annul a record 4.34-billion euro (approximately $5....

Platform News: Big Tech

States rally around proposed US laws to rein in Big Tech

A bipartisan group of US state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Faceb...

Platform News: Google search engine

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its “huge financial muscle” to illegally hurt competitors, the country’s antit...

Platform News: Big Tech

Big Tech’s little mergers draw more US antitrust scrutiny

US Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a comp...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

US judge orders Apple to ease App Store rules

A federal judge in the US has struck down some of Apple’s App Store rules, forcing the company to allow developers to send their users to other payment systems in a partial w...

Apple App Store

Apple offers small concession in easing App Store rules for Netflix, others

Apple Inc further loosened App Store rules, allowing some content companies like Netflix Inc to provide links to their websites so customers can sign up for paid accounts.

Platform News: Apple logo

South Korea set to curb Google and Apple commission dominance

South Korea is likely to bar Google and Apple from charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curbs by a major economy that could hurt the tech gi...

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

Epic Games says Google paid phone and game makers to avoid $1-billion app store hit

“Fortnite” developer Epic Games unsealed details about contracts it alleges Google signed with phone makers and other top video game companies to avoid losing $1.1 bill...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

FTC says Facebook ‘bought and buried’ rivals in renewed antitrust fight

The Federal Trade Commission in the US has refreshed its antitrust case against Facebook, adding more detail on the accusation the social media company crushed or bought rivals. It...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon warns merchants about antitrust bills in Congress

Amazon has warned some merchants selling via its marketplace that antitrust proposals in the US Congress might hurt their business, a company spokesperson said.