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steven36 posted a topic in Mobile NewsAnother antitrust headache for Alphabet. What you need to know Google is being investigated bu the Competition Commission of India over antitrust allegations. The company is being accused of unfairly privileging its Google Pay payment system in the Play Store over competitors. Google rejects this characterization, arguing that it neither has a monopoly on phones nor does is the Play Store the exclusive distribution area for smartphone apps in India. The CCI rejects Google's claims regarding being a m
SwissMiss posted a topic in General NewsEurope is now formally investigating Amazon’s use of merchant data European regulators have announced a formal antitrust investigation of Amazon’s use of data from third parties selling on its ecommerce platform. Commenting in a statement, competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager said: “European consumers are increasingly shopping online. Ecommerce has boosted retail competition and brought more choice and better prices. We need to ensure that large online platforms don’t eliminate these benefits through anti-competitive behaviour. I have therefore deci
steven36 posted a topic in Mobile NewsBEIJING/SINGAPORE/SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said. The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd last year and has been submitted by the country’s top market regulator to the State Council’s antitrust committee for review, they added. A decision on whether to proceed with a formal i
Business Insider has obtained a copy of a proposed executive order for President Trump that would ask federal law enforcement to "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws," to "protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias." Trump has previously said, "Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices." He has also stated, wrongly, that Google discriminated against his State of the Union speech. There is no evidence that either Google or Facebook systematically dis