Topic: Digital markets

Sims praises Korean law that forces Apple and Google to open up app stores

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims has praised Korea for passing amendments to its telecommunications law that prohibits Google and Apple from barring third-party payment providers in their application marketplaces.

02 December 2021

Australia’s top court denies Apple’s request to stay Epic Games lawsuit

The High Court of Australia has sent Epic Games’ monopolisation lawsuit against Apple to the country’s Federal Court for a full hearing on the merits next November, after rejecting the iPhone maker’s request to stay the litigation.

02 December 2021

Future competition concerns key to CMA’s first-ever Big Tech deal block

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Facebook to unwind its already-completed €340 million acquisition of Giphy – marking the first time the agency has blocked an acquisition by one of the Big Tech companies.

30 November 2021

Microsoft hit with self-preferencing complaint in EU

A German software company has accused Microsoft of breaching EU competition rules by bundling its OneDrive cloud storage service with its dominant Windows operating system.

30 November 2021

Global enforcers to convene at GCR Live: Law Leaders Global in Miami

Enforcers from the EU, UK and the US will convene at GCR Live: Law Leaders Global as it makes its in-person return to Miami in the new year.

30 November 2021

FTC demands info on supply chain disruptions

The Federal Trade Commission has ordered prominent retailers, suppliers and wholesalers to produce documents to help the agency investigate how product delays and shortages have harmed competition.

30 November 2021

Amazon accused of trying to intimidate Indian enforcer

Future Retail’s independent directors have accused Amazon’s lawyers of trying to “browbeat” the Competition Commission of India by walking out of a recent hearing regarding the technology company’s acquisition of a 49% stake in Future Coupons.

29 November 2021

G7 report urges coordinated global response to Big Tech

A report published by antitrust chiefs from the G7 nations and four guest countries has highlighted the historic global underenforcement of digital mergers and the importance of understanding new technologies to combat harm to competition earlier.

29 November 2021

Google revises Privacy Sandbox proposals

Google has modified the commitments it has offered to end the UK antitrust enforcer’s probe into planned changes on its Chrome browser, after businesses in the digital advertising sector raised several concerns with the company’s original proposal.

26 November 2021

VBER public consultation raises dual distribution concerns

More than half of the respondents that participated in the EU’s public consultation on the draft Vertical Block Exemption Regulation said that proposals to lower the thresholds for dual distribution exemptions would have “negative or very negative” effects on competition.

26 November 2021

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