Topic: Digital markets

Turkey settles abuse investigation with leading bus ticketing app

Turkey's largest online bus ticketing provider has offered a slew of commitments to alleviate the national antitrust authority's concerns that its business practices amount to an abuse of dominance.

18 August 2023

Google says search engine benefits should be heard in court

Google has accused the Department of Justice of trying to hide from “inconvenient facts” by excluding important evidence related to its search engine's quality and procompetitive benefits.

17 August 2023

Minister’s comments will not influence Canadian Meta probe, experts say

The Canadian minister that oversees the country’s competition authority was “misguided” by voicing his support for an antitrust complaint against Meta but his comments do not interfere with the independence of the agency, local experts have said.

14 August 2023

Apple faces additional app store scrutiny in Korea

Apple is reportedly facing scrutiny from Korean prosecutors over the fees it charges game developers, less than a year after the country’s antitrust enforcer raided its local headquarters over similar issues.

14 August 2023

EU extends Adobe/Figma deadline

The European Commission has pushed back the deadline to reach a decision on Adobe’s planned $20 billion acquisition of Figma by two weeks following a request from the merging parties.

10 August 2023

RBB Economics loses EU merger review contract over “perceived” biases

The European Commission will terminate a contract with RBB Economics to deliver a study on EU merger decisions, after the European Ombudsman launched an inquiry into how the agency had assessed potential conflict risks.

09 August 2023

Canada begins preliminary review into Meta complaint

Canadian broadcasters have convinced the country’s antitrust watchdog to open a preliminary review into Meta’s decision to block local users from accessing news content on its digital platforms to avoid complying with a new law to reimburse media outlets.

09 August 2023

Sony hit with another class action claim in Europe

Sony will have to fight off another proposed class action claim after a Portuguese consumer rights group filed an opt-out lawsuit alleging it overcharges customers for PlayStation games.

08 August 2023

EU opens in-depth probe into Adobe/Figma

The European Commission has followed the UK’s antitrust enforcer in launching an in-depth investigation into Adobe’s $20 billion acquisition of web design platform Figma.

07 August 2023

Takealot questions South African market study remedies

A South African online marketplace has hit back at the results of the national competition watchdog's landmark sector inquiry, claiming the enforcer incorrectly concluded it is a “leading” e-commerce company.

07 August 2023

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