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EU hits Amazon with anti-trust charges Special

The European Union has indicated it will be pursuing anti-trust charges against Amazon over the use of digital data. The e-commerce giant is accused of using its access to data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants using its platform.

Lawmakers slam Big Tech 'monopolies' in new report

Washington - A House of Representatives panel said in a report Tuesday that four Big Tech firms are "monopolies" which abuse their market dominance and called for sweeping changes to antitrust laws and enforcement, which could potentially lead to breakups of the gi...

Op-Ed: Is Amazon Web Services ripping off developers? A mess.

New York City - Open source is one of the surviving icons of the idealistic original internet. The world was to be connected, developers could deliver free software, and it happened. Now, open source and Amazon Web Services are clashing severely.

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

Washington - The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all US states announced an antitrust investigation into the dominance of internet giant Google.

Bombshell antitrust investigation to focus on core of Facebook

Facebook announced Wednesday that it's the subject of a Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation. An anonymous source told Bloomberg the probe will center on Facebook's core business — social media.

Amazon's investment into Deliveroo hits antitrust snag

Amazon's investment in British food delivery unicorn Deliveroo has been put on hold by Britain's competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority.

EU turns eye to 'fake' Google shopping rivals

Apo - The EU's top competition enforcer said Brussels was taking a closer look at allegations that Google had helped introduce false price comparison sites to answer a historic ruling against the search engine giant.

The EU's 'tax lady' strikes again

Apo - Her tough stance towards US firms has earned her the ire of President Donald Trump, but the EU's anti-trust chief Margrethe Vestager is showing no signs of backing down.The Danish former minister on Wednesday unveiled a record 4.

Bangers and cash: German sausage makers fight 'cartel' fine

Frankfurt Am Main - German sausage makers head to court Tuesday to fight back against a record anti-trust fine for years of alleged price fixing in a sizzling scandal involving the nation's favourite food.

Vivaldi CEO attacks Google for 'evil' monopoly over online ads

Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner has penned an attack on Google's alleged "misuse of power" online. In a sharply written blog post, he explained how Google appeared to cancel Vivaldi's ad campaigns after he spoke out about its data collection policies.

Qualcomm's profits plunge as Apple patent battle begins to bite

Processor manufacturer Qualcomm, the largest producer of the ARM-based chips used in smartphones, has announced a dramatic decline in its profit forecast. The company is being hit hard by an ongoing patent dispute with Apple, one of its largest customers.

Google still sees 'another side' to its latest EU antitrust story

After being handed a record $2.7 billion fine for breaching EU antitrust rules, Google has said it still believes there's "another side" to the story. The company is considering a further appeal to the ruling, claiming it is on the consumer's side.

EU approves Hungary's Kremlin-backed nuclear plant

Brussels - EU authorities on Monday approved a controversial nuclear expansion project in Hungary that is heavily backed by Russia.The approval removes the last roadblock to the 12.5 billion euro ($13.

Google to EU: The iPhone's existence means Android's competitive

Google has filed a response to the EU's antitrust charges against its Android mobile operating system. The EU has alleged the company abuses its monopoly by bundling its own apps and services with Android, claims Google has consistently denied.

Russia targets Microsoft in latest anti-trust probe

Moscow - Russia's antitrust authority on Thursday said it had opened an investigation into Microsoft for allegedly abusing its dominance in the antivirus software market.

Google rejects EU anti-trust charges over Android

Brussels - US Internet giant Google on Thursday rejected EU allegations that it abused the market dominance of its hugely successful Android mobile phone operating system.

Google says the EU doesn't understand how people shop online

Google has rejected the EU's investigation into its search shopping links for the second time. The company said its features are not anti-competitive and reflect the way people use the web. It suggested the EU doesn't understand how online retail works.

EU probes French state rescue of nuclear firm Areva

Brussels - EU anti-trust regulators opened an investigation into the restructuring of the French state-owned nuclear reactor builder Areva, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

EU to charge Google over Android on Wednesday: Sources

Brussels - The EU's anti-trust chief is widely expected to unveil anti-trust charges against Google's Android, the world's most popular mobile phone operating system, as she faces reporters on Wednesday.

Apple Music probed by two U.S. states over antitrust concerns

Apple's all-new subscription music streaming service announced just two days ago is under investigation by two US states over concerns that the technology giant may have colluded with the music industry to make life harder for its established rivals.

Google admits that it 'doesn't always get it right' in Europe

Google has admitted it has messed up in Europe, leading to the strong anti-trust allegations it is faced with now. The company's European chief made the comments in an interview yesterday, saying "As far as Europe is concerned: We get it."

Margrethe Vestager, nemesis of Google, inspiration for TV series

Brussels - Methodical and unyielding, Denmark's Margrethe Vestager inspired her country's hit television political drama Borgen well before she took on US Internet giant Google as the EU's powerful new competition commissioner.

Buying a Paris to Berlin ticket: What Google really offers

Paris - When typing "airline ticket Paris Berlin" into Google's search engine, users may think they will get a pertinent selection of offers from airline companies, but in reality the results are ranked by Google -- something for which it is now being pursued ...

EU charges Google with market abuse, to probe Android

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday formally charged US Internet giant Google with abusing its search engine's dominance and launched a sensitive probe into its omnipresent Android mobile phone operating system.

EU stamps out envelope cartel

Brussels - The EU's competition watchdog fined five European envelope makers 20 million euros on Thursday for drawing up a price-fixing cartel.

Steve Jobs to play major role in Apple's next antitrust case

Apple is scheduled to begin yet another antitrust lawsuit tomorrow in Oakland, Calif. And while it's been three years since Steve Jobs has died, the late Apple founder will still play a large role in the case, reports The New York Times.

Berlin asks Google to reveal details of search algorithm

Berlin has asked Google to reveal details of the search algorithm that has helped it achieve its status as the world’s largest Internet search engine.

Walmart sues Visa for $5 bn for rigging card fees

Washington - The world's largest retailer Walmart has sued credit card giant Visa for more than $5 billion for conspiring with banks to fix fees that merchants pay for accepting Visa card payments.In the suit filed this week in Arkansas, where Walmart is based, th...

In U.S. mergers, no one waits for this waiting period

Sometime soon, maybe in the next month or so, a federal judge is expected to decide whether the creation of the world's biggest passenger airline, as envisioned by two companies and the U.S.

Ranbaxy, Teva settle New York antitrust drug claims

New York - Generic drug makers Ranbaxy of India and Teva of Israel have agreed to settle allegations they made an illegal pact to restrict competition in New York state, authorities said Wednesday.New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the US unit...
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