Meta Platforms - Facebook

Facebook appeals UK ruling that it must sell Giphy

Facebook-owner Meta is appealing the UK’s ruling that it must sell animated images platform Giphy, saying the evidence does not support the finding that the deal is a threat ...

Platform News: Google

Google makes pledges on browser cookies to appease UK regulator

Google has pledged more restrictions on its use of data from its Chrome browser to address concerns raised by Britain’s competition regulator about its plan to ban third-part...

Platform News: Facebook

UK fines Facebook $70 million for breaching order in Giphy deal

Britain’s competition regulator has fined Facebook GBP 50.5 million (approximately $69.6 million) for breaching an order imposed during its investigation into the social medi...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook may have to sell GIF-maker Giphy on UK competition concerns

Britain might require Facebook to sell GIF website Giphy after the country’s competition regulator said on Thursday its investigation found the deal between the two companies...

Platform News: Google

Google to work with UK regulator in plan to remove browser cookies?

Google would not be able to eliminate user-tracking technology that is important to advertisers from its Chrome browser without sign-off from the UK governments competition regulat...

nvidia chipmaker

UK invokes national security to investigate Nvidia’s ARM deal

The UK government will look into the national security implications of US group Nvidia’s purchase of British chip designer ARM Holdings, it has said, raising a question mark ...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook axes 16,000 groups for trading fake reviews

Social media company Facebook has removed 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products and services on its platforms, after the UK’s competition watchdog inte...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

UK watchdog voices concern over $9.2 billion eBay-Adevinta deal

The UK competition watchdog has raised concerns over Adevinta’s planned acquisition of US e-commerce group eBay’s classified ads business, sending the Norwegian company...


UK’s competition watchdog begins probe into Facebook’s Giphy deal

UK’s competition watchdog has launched its first evaluation of Facebook Inc’s completed acquisition of GIF website Giphy, in a time when the social networking network i...

Platform News: Google

UK’s competition watchdog to probe Google’s browser changes

The UK’s competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation to Google’s suggestions to get rid of third-party cookies and other functions from the Chr...

nvidia chipmaker

UK competition watchdog to probe Nvidia’s Arm takeover

The UK’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it would start an investigation into Nvidia Corp’s $40 billion agreement to buy UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings.

Platform News: Google movements

UK to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules

The United Kingdom will impose a new competition regime from next year in order to attempt to stop Google and Facebook with their dominance to push out smaller companies and disadv...

Platform Industry: Google News

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.

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

UK watchdog: Instagram agrees curbs on paid influencers

Facebook-owned Instagram has consented measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its own photo and video platform, the UK’s Competition and Mar...


UK regulator clears Amazon’s investment in online food delivery platform Deliveroo

The UK’s competition regulator has now cleared’s purchase of a 16% stake in the online delivery group Deliveroo, following a provisional nod in June.

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