Topic: Digital markets

Turkey imposes fourth and highest fine on Google

The Turkish Competition Authority has fined Google €30.7 million and ordered it to remedy the alleged preferencing of its own services in the local search service and accommodation price comparison markets.

15 April 2021

China gives tech companies one month to fall in line

China’s competition watchdog has given technology companies one month to conduct a comprehensive self-inspection, completely rectify any anticompetitive practices and publicly pledge to comply with the country’s antitrust rules.

14 April 2021

China hits Alibaba with record fine

China’s competition watchdog has hit homegrown technology company Alibaba with a record-shattering €2.34 billion fine for forcing merchants to exclusively use the platform to distribute their products.

12 April 2021

Wilson: Resolve Big Tech cases before reforming antitrust laws

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said she “would love to see the outcomes” of the antitrust cases against Google, Facebook and e-prescription technology company Surecripts “before we engage in sweeping overhauls and reforms”.

12 April 2021

Australian court halts Epic’s case against Apple

An Australian court has agreed to temporarily halt Epic Games’ allegations that Apple illegally maintains its monopoly over the distribution of applications and in-app payments on its mobile platform while nearly identical claims play out in US court.

09 April 2021

Microsoft faces £270 million standalone damages claim

A UK-based reseller of pre-owned Microsoft software is seeking at least £270 million from the technology company to account for damages that it claims it suffered as a result of Microsoft’s abuse of dominance.

08 April 2021

Phillips less concerned with identity of companies when reviewing cases

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips has said he is less worried about which entity is the target of enforcement action and “more concerned with conduct the company is undertaking”.

07 April 2021

UK launches Digital Markets Unit

The UK has launched a new regulator to tackle the market power of large technology companies, but lawyers have warned it is a “cockpit without an engine” in the absence of legislation.

07 April 2021

Google fined in Ukraine for failing to submit information

Ukraine’s competition enforcer has penalised Google for waiting over a year to submit information it requested in connection with an antitrust complaint against the tech company.

07 April 2021

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