The European Court of Justice has ruled that a dominant company’s discriminatory pricing violates EU competition law only if it harms a downstream victim’s competitive position.
Belgium’s competition enforcer has imposed daily penalties on an international governing body for equestrian sports and on a show-jumping competition organiser for failure to implement interim measures.
Korea’s competition authority is reportedly investigating whether Google abused its dominance in the mobile gaming industry by pressuring developers to release games only on the Google Play application store.
Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday.
In 2018, the European Commission may not take concrete decisions about online platforms, but expect it to figure out its position.
The US Federal Trade Commission’s failure to release the reasoning behind a closed investigation of Google is “highly frustrating”, former FTC chairman Bill Kovacic has said, while acknowledging that such a case would have been tough.
Plaintiff’s side law firm Hausfeld has teamed up with a public affairs consultancy to set up the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP), which aims to attract potential clients seeking redress against the technology company over its allegedly anti-competitive practices.
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