Topic: Tying

UK finance regulator to probe competition in wholesale data markets

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority said it will examine the state of competition in two separate data markets after benchmark providers and investment companies raised concerns related to high entry barriers for new entrants.

12 January 2022

Fifth Circuit contemplates revival of Visa suit

A Texas federal court judge’s apparent disdain for antitrust law and antitrust plaintiffs warrants the reinstatement of Pulse Network’s tying claims against Visa, counsel for Pulse has argued.

06 January 2022

Microsoft hit with self-preferencing complaint in EU

A German software company has accused Microsoft of breaching EU competition rules by bundling its OneDrive cloud storage service with its dominant Windows operating system.

30 November 2021

Switzerland probes online directory for abusive bundling

Switzerland’s Competition Commission is investigating whether a Swisscom subsidiary is unlawfully bundling access to the country’s two leading online business directories by making smaller companies pay for services they may not want or need.

07 September 2021

Nord Stream 2 must unbundle supply from its operation, German court rules

A German court has refused to exempt the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from EU regulation aimed at ensuring fair competition in the gas sector.

26 August 2021

Apple secures dismissal of developer’s tying suit

An email application developer has failed to show that Apple illegally tied its mobile operating system to its service that allows users to sign in to multiple accounts with a single username and password, a Delaware federal court has said.

13 July 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

Spain probes four banks for tying covid-relief loans

Spain’s antitrust authority has launched an investigation into some of the country’s biggest banks for allegedly tying certain products or services with covid-19 relief loans provided to companies or freelance workers.

16 June 2021

House Democrats target tech platforms in draft bills

House Democrats have drafted four pieces of legislation designed to limit conduct and acquisitions involving the largest technology platforms.

11 June 2021

UK and EU enforcers target Facebook’s data practices

The UK and EU’s antitrust watchdogs have announced parallel investigations into Facebook to examine if it uses data collected through its digital advertising service to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in certain online markets.

04 June 2021

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