When it rains, it pours: The Tipline for 2 September 2021

Plaintiffs have been raining down antitrust suits on Google like a tropical storm. But unlike Ida, the litigation is showing no signs of letting up. The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing a second monopolisation challenge against the high-tech company – this one focused on its digital advertising business – as a group of senators urge the agency to also probe an alleged bid-rigging scheme with Facebook. Also in Tipline, Apple makes a major concession to its App Store rules worldwide to appease Japan’s antitrust enforcer.

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