Topic: GAFA

India throws out abuse complaint against Amazon

India’s competition watchdog has held that Amazon is not dominant in the country's online fashion retail market.

14 September 2020

Amazon offers remedies to end JFTC probe

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has dropped a probe into Amazon after the company promised to pay back nearly €16 million to approximately 1,400 suppliers who it forced to shoulder the costs of product discounts.

11 September 2020

Australia probes app stores

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into mobile applications stores and will examine the extent of competition between Google and Apple in the market.

09 September 2020

Amazon penalised for late responses in Deliveroo probe

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has fined Amazon for failing to hand over documents on time during the enforcer’s review of the company’s investment in Deliveroo.

07 September 2020

Google warns gatekeeper regulation could be anticompetitive

Google has doubled-down on its assertions that specific EU rules for so-called ‘digital gatekeepers’ could result in competition distortions, as part of its 135-page response challenging aspects of the EU Digital Services Act.

04 September 2020

Facebook challenges Giphy hold-separate obligations

Facebook has taken the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to court over its refusal to exempt the company from aspects of an order that prevented it from integrating with Giphy during the enforcer's merger review.

01 September 2020

Apple ordered to change App Store rules in Russia

Russia’s competition enforcer has given Apple three months to stop unjustifiably removing third-party applications from its App Store and provide help to parental control app developers to distribute their products on its iOS operating system.

01 September 2020

Sims criticises Facebook’s threat to block news sharing

Australia’s competition czar has said a threat by Facebook to block Australian publishers and people from sharing news on its social media platforms is “ill-timed and misconceived”.

01 September 2020

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

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