Topic: Digital markets

Epic Games v Apple on path for trial amid some “lack of competition”

Apple is not required to immediately reinstate the popular game Fortnite to its App Store, but a California federal judge said there seems to be some lack of competition regarding app distribution and payments on Apple devices.

25 August 2020

Apple Korea promises local investment in latest commitment offer

Apple has offered to invest €71.2 million in support programmes to benefit small businesses and consumers in Korea, as part of a revised commitment offer to end an abuse of superior bargaining position investigation.

24 August 2020

Ex-enforcers advocate for new digital platform agency

The US needs a new federal agency responsible for ensuring competition and consumer protection in digital markets, former heads of the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice’s antitrust division have argued.

24 August 2020

India clears WhatsApp of anticompetitive tying

India’s competition watchdog has cleared Facebook’s WhatsApp of abusing its dominance by bundling its messaging and payment services.

19 August 2020

Germany investigates Amazon’s influence over pricing

Amazon is facing another antitrust probe in Germany after it banned sellers from its Marketplace platform for hiking prices of products related to the coronavirus pandemic.

17 August 2020

Amazon probed for abuse in Canada

Canada’s Competition Bureau has made an unusual call for information as it launches a wide-ranging investigation into Amazon’s potential abusive conduct.

17 August 2020

Fortnite launches battle royale against Apple and Google

Epic Games has filed a pair of lawsuits accusing Apple and Google of illegally maintaining monopolies over the distribution of apps and app payments on their respective mobile platforms.

17 August 2020

Google and Facebook sued for alleged cartel against crypto

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook and Google in Australia alleging that the technology companies violated anti-cartel rules by banning all crypto-related advertising.

14 August 2020

ACCC delays Google/Fitbit decision to align with EU review

Australia’s competition watchdog has postponed issuing a ruling on Google’s acquisition of Fitbit until December to align with the European Commission’s ongoing merger review.

11 August 2020

Russia says it will order Apple to stop app store abuse

Russia’s competition watchdog has found that Apple abused its dominance by restricting rival developers of parental control applications and reserving the right to bar third-party apps from its App Store.

11 August 2020

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