Topic: Digital markets

Google settles developers’ claims for $90 million

Google has agreed to settle application developers’ claims that it monopolised the market for app payments and distribution on Android devices with an eight-digit check, changes to its Play Store rules and a lower commission rate.

05 July 2022

Baer slams Big Tech criticisms of antitrust bills

Big tech’s doomsday predictions for the digital platform-focused bills that Congress is considering are overblown, a former head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

01 July 2022

Apple and Google hit with twin monopolisation class actions in Australia

Australian consumers have filed parallel class action lawsuits against Apple and Google for allegedly abusing their market power over the purchase of mobile applications and in-app content to charge supracompetitive commission rates.

29 June 2022

Google urges denial of consumer class

Google has asked a federal court in California to refuse to certify a class of Android application purchasers because it is unclear if they were actually impacted by its app store commission rates.

28 June 2022

Austria’s highest court denies enforcer’s bid to unwind Meta/Giphy

Austria's Supreme Court has confirmed a lower court’s decision that conditionally cleared Meta’s already-completed €340 million acquisition of Giphy, rejecting the national competition authority’s bid to unwind the deal.

27 June 2022

An interview with Benoît Cœuré

Lawmakers confirmed Benoît Cœuré as the new head of France’s Competition Authority in January, following the sudden and unexpected departure of his predecessor, Isabelle de Silva. In an interview with GCR, Cœuré spoke about accusations of political interference, the need to build bridges with sector regulators and the importance of merger control in preventing excessive market power in digital markets.

24 June 2022

DC Circuit

Featured in US Courts Annual Review - Edition 3

24 June 2022

Ninth Circuit

Featured in US Courts Annual Review - Edition 3

24 June 2022

European Union: a new era for tech regulation

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

24 June 2022

France: FCA metes out harsh penalties, targets digital sector

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

24 June 2022

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