Topic: Digital markets

Israel pushes for new regulation of online platforms

Israel’s Competition Authority has recommended that the country’s government regulate the conduct of online platforms through a more targeted version of the EU’s platform-to-business regulation.

08 February 2021

UK needs more efficient digital merger regime, Coscelli argues

The head of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority has said the agency proposed new merger rules for large digital platforms due to the high level of resources required to block some deals in the sector.

05 February 2021

Epic slams Apple in submission to ACCC

Epic Games has told Australia’s competition watchdog that Apple’s “unrestrained market power” allows the iPhone-maker to impose limitations on app developers to the detriment of competition.

05 February 2021

FTC official: Existing tools can address issues raised by Big Tech

The existing antitrust framework provides tools that can address the competitive concerns raised by large technology companies, according to a Federal Trade Commission official.

05 February 2021

Texas and Google squabble over leaks

The state of Texas and Google argued on Thursday over appropriate remedies for addressing an apparent leak to the press of an unredacted copy of 10 states’ monopolisation lawsuit against the technology company.

05 February 2021

ByteDance sues Tencent in China

The owner of social networking platform TikTok has reportedly sued Tencent in Beijing court for allegedly blocking access to content from Douyin, which is the local version of the popular video-sharing app.

03 February 2021

CMA agrees to Viagogo/StubHub break up

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Viagogo to sell all of StubHub's ticketing business outside North America, nearly three months after the enforcer indicated it may have to block the deal.

02 February 2021

CMA would have used new powers for Google probe, Coscelli says

The UK's competition authority would have ideally opened its abuse of dominance investigation into Google using newly proposed regulatory powers for tackling the market power of major digital platforms, its chief executive has said.

02 February 2021

West Virginia publisher: newspapers face existential threat from Google monopoly

Google’s monopoly over digital advertising threatens the very existence of the newspaper industry, a West Virginia publisher has alleged.

02 February 2021

Indian enforcer axes Google Meet complaint

India’s competition watchdog has thrown out a complaint alleging that Google abused its dominance by integrating a video-conferencing product into its widely-used email service.

01 February 2021

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