Topic: Online platforms

States hone in on Google Play Store practices in latest antitrust lawsuit

A group of 36 states and the District of Columbia have sued Google, alleging that the company illegally maintained a monopoly while running its Google Play app store for Android phones.

08 July 2021

Dutch enforcer ends payment apps probe over legal barriers

The Dutch antitrust watchdog has closed an investigation into payment applications on smartphones, lamenting that it is unable to remedy its competition concerns under EU regulation.

05 July 2021

Spain probes Amazon and Apple over online marketplace restrictions

Spain’s antitrust enforcer is investigating Amazon and Apple for allegedly agreeing on various commercial restrictions affecting both retailers and advertisers on Amazon’s online marketplace.

02 July 2021

Judge Mehta: Google must produce employee performance reviews for DOJ

Google will be required to share with the Department of Justice personnel performance reviews, records the government claims may capture a candid picture of the company’s desire for market dominance.

30 June 2021

WATCH: GCR Connect: Germany

GCR Connect: Germany took place on 20 May. A full recording is now available to watch.

30 June 2021

Slaughter: FTC will seek more than a breakup in Facebook case

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said the agency will likely want additional remedies in its case against Facebook beyond just the divestitures of Instagram and WhatsApp.

28 June 2021

Google faces probe in India over alleged smart TV dominance

The Competition Commission of India has ordered a full investigation into Google after making a preliminary finding that the company abused its dominance in the market for smart television operating systems.

23 June 2021

Tech companies push back on UK enforcer’s algorithm concerns

Facebook and Google have cautioned the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority against interfering in companies’ algorithms before it fully understands how they work, while consumer groups have called for the enforcer to further explore the effects of these systems on competition.

23 June 2021

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