Topic: Online platforms

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

15 September 2020

NY AG: Abuse of dominance standard necessary to bolster weak laws

Competition enforcers need more flexible laws for challenging anticompetitive conduct, New York State attorney general Letitia James has said.

15 September 2020

Singapore issues e-commerce platform guidance

Singapore’s antitrust enforcer has ended its market study into e-commerce platforms without identifying any significant competition concerns, but published new guidance on how it will analyse market definition and market power in this area.

11 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

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

Wright: Rulemaking could be next IP/antitrust battleground

The US antitrust agencies’ losses in intellectual property cases have increased the likelihood of a competition rulemaking, according to former Federal Trade Commission member Joshua Wright.

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

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

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