Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

EU slashes landmark Intel fine ahead of ECJ showdown

The European Commission has reimposed a €376 million fine on Intel, 14 years after first sanctioning the company for paying computer makers to stop using rival chips.

22 September 2023

DuckDuckGo CEO: Google contracts hinder competition

The chief executive of privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has claimed Google’s contracts with web browsers and mobile device manufacturers stymied its efforts to gain a foothold.

22 September 2023

Korea fines Broadcom €13.4 million over Samsung abuse

Broadcom abused its superior bargaining position over Samsung by forcing the mobile phone maker into unfair long-term contracts for telecommunications components, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has said.

21 September 2023

Google public data policy statements not always accurate, former engineer says

Google relies on vast amounts of user data to deliver high-quality search results despite taking public positions to the contrary, a former software engineer at the company has said.

21 September 2023

Drugmakers oppose expert “hot tubbing” in UK excessive pricing trial

Two drugmakers seeking to overturn nearly £70 million in excessive pricing penalties have urged the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal not to compel concurrent expert evidence.

20 September 2023

Google exec: Meta, Amazon, TikTok stealing ad business

Google has steadily lost search advertising business to Big Tech rivals, its general manager of ads has testified.

20 September 2023

Google reticent on market definition in Epic Games and class action lawsuits

Google has told an Australian court that defining a relevant market in defence of two lawsuits alleging it illegally monopolises application distribution and in-app payment systems is “a little difficult to do”.

19 September 2023

Google never pressured to “clean up” search ads, exec says

The Department of Justice has honed in on emails from a Google executive claiming not to feel competitive pressure to improve the company’s search advertising products.

19 September 2023

DOJ grills Google exec on deleted chat messages

A Google executive has testified that he used chat messages that were automatically deleted despite being told to preserve any communications related to the Department of Justice’s online search monopoly lawsuit against his employer.

18 September 2023

Judge queries what consumers lose when Google is default search option

The judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s Google trial appeared to zero in on the agency’s hired behavioural economist on Thursday, questioning how the tech company’s position as a default search engine harms consumers.

15 September 2023

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