Topic: Online platforms

Booking advances eTraveli merger fight

Booking has lodged a legal challenge against the European Commission’s decision to block its €1.6 billion purchase of eTraveli Group.

07 December 2023

UK merger control will not become “more relaxed” post-DMCC, CMA chief says

The boss of the UK’s competition watchdog has rebuffed suggestions the agency will ease its scrutiny of digital deals once a new regulatory regime to rein in large technology companies comes into force.

06 December 2023

ACM head warns of “worrying” low DMA engagement from businesses

Businesses are failing to sufficiently engage with the opportunities posed by the Digital Markets Act, the head of the Dutch Competition Authority has warned.

06 December 2023

AI can facilitate anticompetitive conduct, CCI chair says

Markets driven by artificial intelligence “may tend towards natural monopolies due to network effects and access to data”, the chair of India’s antitrust authority has warned.

06 December 2023

Google, Amazon say Microsoft's licensing practices harm cloud services market

Microsoft's software licensing practices harm UK customers, Google and Amazon have claimed, while washing their hands of wider concerns in the cloud services market in submissions to the Competition and Markets Authority.

05 December 2023

TikTok seeks interim measures against DMA designation

TikTok has asked the EU's General Court to suspend its obligations under the Digital Markets Act pending a challenge against its gatekeeper designation, less than a month after it alleged the European Commission’s decision constrains its competitiveness.

04 December 2023

ACCC doubles down on calls for digital regulatory regime

The expanding ecosystems of Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta and Microsoft highlight the “critical need for regulatory reform”, Australia’s antitrust authority has said.

27 November 2023

Amazon’s algorithmic pricing under the spotlight in Turkey

Automatic pricing mechanisms used by Amazon and two other large e-commerce platforms are facing close scrutiny in Turkey.

17 November 2023

EU’s Digital Markets Act faces first challenges

Meta and TikTok have challenged aspects of their designations under the EU’s Digital Markets Act.

16 November 2023

Italian court stays Amazon appeal pending ECJ referral

An Italian court has suspended Amazon’s challenge against a €1.13 billion abuse of dominance fine pending a ruling from the EU’s top court in a parallel case seeking clarification on the legality of antitrust investigation timelines.

16 November 2023

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