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#Antitrust

# antitrust - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system
# Ouch
# Ouch

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system

Jul 18th 2018, 12:17 PM 22,174 Views 39 Comments

The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.

# antitrust - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Tired of expensive Kindle books? You're not the only one...
# Amazon Painforest
# Amazon Painforest

Tired of expensive Kindle books? You're not the only one...

Jun 11th 2015, 4:48 PM 19,164 Views 31 Comments

Amazon have become the latest tech giant to be targeted by crusading EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

# antitrust - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power
# Dominant Position
# Dominant Position

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

Apr 15th 2015, 1:01 PM 9,863 Views 25 Comments

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

# antitrust - Monday 24 November, 2014

Explainer: The European Parliament wants to break up Google, but why?
# New Battles
# New Battles

Explainer: The European Parliament wants to break up Google, but why?

Nov 24th 2014, 9:16 PM 17,197 Views 37 Comments

And is such a thing even possible?

# antitrust - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

EU tells Google to improve its proposal regarding search practices or face charges
# Back To Square One
# Back To Square One

EU tells Google to improve its proposal regarding search practices or face charges

Sep 23rd 2014, 10:58 AM 2,914 Views 1 Comment

The European Commission’s antitrust commissioner said that ‘fresh evidence’ from competitors has raised new concerns over Google’s search proposal.

# antitrust - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

EU tells Google to make more of an effort if it wants to settle search row
# New Solutions
# New Solutions

EU tells Google to make more of an effort if it wants to settle search row

Sep 9th 2014, 4:10 PM 4,343 Views 1 Comment

A deal between the company and the European Commission was agreed back in February, but new complaints will now need to be addressed.

# antitrust - Monday 4 August, 2014

China regulator warns Microsoft not to obstruct its investigation
# Tread Lightly
# Tread Lightly

China regulator warns Microsoft not to obstruct its investigation

Aug 4th 2014, 11:58 AM 5,835 Views 8 Comments

Chinese regulators are investigating Microsoft after it was suspected of violating the country’s anti-monopoly law since June 2013.

# antitrust - Friday 1 August, 2014

Google could be in hot water with Europe again, this time with Android
# Paranoid Android
# Paranoid Android

Google could be in hot water with Europe again, this time with Android

Aug 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 8,412 Views 16 Comments

The European Commission is putting together an antitrust case which will investigate whether Google has made manufacturers promote its own services on Android.

# antitrust - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Microsoft faces 'monopoly' investigation as Chinese officials begin probe
# Antitrust
# Antitrust

Microsoft faces 'monopoly' investigation as Chinese officials begin probe

Jul 29th 2014, 10:41 AM 3,893 Views 6 Comments

Officials of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce visited four of Microsoft’s offices as part of enquiries into Windows’ dominant position in the country.

# antitrust - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Questions are being asked about Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp
# Quiz Time
# Quiz Time

Questions are being asked about Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp

Jul 9th 2014, 4:21 PM 9,001 Views 12 Comments

The EU is questioning Facebook’s rivals over its purchase of WhatsApp, which could end up being a test case for applying EU competition law to social media.

# antitrust - Friday 27 June, 2014

Indie music labels call in the big guns in their fight with YouTube
# Dispute
# Dispute

Indie music labels call in the big guns in their fight with YouTube

Jun 27th 2014, 11:15 AM 5,863 Views 7 Comments

The independent music association IMPALA is asking the European Commission to intervene in a dispute over the terms over YouTube’s upcoming music streaming service.

# antitrust - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Apple has dodged a massive $840 million price-fixing court case
# Price Fixing
# Price Fixing

Apple has dodged a massive $840 million price-fixing court case

Jun 17th 2014, 10:18 AM 5,442 Views 1 Comment

The company agreed an out-of-court settlement with the parties involved, effectively avoiding a court case which was due to take place next month.

# antitrust - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal
# Antitrust
# Antitrust

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal

May 28th 2014, 2:03 PM 5,028 Views 2 Comments

The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.

# antitrust - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Motorola escapes fine after breaching EU competition law
# Patent Wars
# Patent Wars

Motorola escapes fine after breaching EU competition law

Apr 29th 2014, 2:08 PM 3,812 Views 1 Comment

The company tried to take out and enforce a patent injunction against Apple, despite it agreeing to pay royalties for its use.

# antitrust - Monday 31 March, 2014

Google's antitrust case develops as major consumer group joins case
# Consumer Concern
# Consumer Concern

Google's antitrust case develops as major consumer group joins case

Mar 31st 2014, 4:56 PM 8,118 Views 1 Comment

The European Consumer Organisation has applied to be a formal complainant in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into Google and its search policy.

# antitrust - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Google avoids major fine by striking deal with EU regulators
# Endgame
# Endgame

Google avoids major fine by striking deal with EU regulators

Feb 5th 2014, 1:31 PM 6,021 Views 2 Comments

If the deal isn’t approved, Google could risk being fined up to $5 billion, or ten per cent of its annual worldwide turnover, by the EU.

# antitrust - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

EU puts further pressure on Google to address antitrust concerns
# Allegations
# Allegations

EU puts further pressure on Google to address antitrust concerns

Jan 15th 2014, 3:40 PM 3,985 Views 5 Comments

The EU’s Competition Commissioner told reporters in Brussels that Google’s next proposal is its “last opportunity” to address these concerns, or else further action will be taken.

# antitrust - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

European banks to be fined up to €1.6 billion each today for rate-fixing
# Rate Fixing
# Rate Fixing

European banks to be fined up to €1.6 billion each today for rate-fixing

Dec 4th 2013, 8:45 AM 6,334 Views 22 Comments

The fines could set EU antitrust records with banks accused of fixing the rate at which they lend to each other.

# antitrust - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Google to change how it displays search results in Europe
# Google
# Google

Google to change how it displays search results in Europe

Apr 25th 2013, 9:55 PM 19,826 Views 26 Comments

The company announced the move in a bid to appease concerns it might be abusing its dominant market position.

# antitrust - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Google submits list of remedies in bid to clear EU antitrust case
# Google
# Google

Google submits list of remedies in bid to clear EU antitrust case

Apr 16th 2013, 6:55 AM 3,388 Views 2 Comments

The EU Commission is probing whether Google unfairly favors its own services in its internet search results.

# antitrust - Friday 4 January, 2013

US watchdog drops 'search bias' investigation against Google
# Google
# Google

US watchdog drops 'search bias' investigation against Google

Jan 4th 2013, 8:27 AM 4,493 Views 8 Comments

Google had been accused of skewing its search results to prioritise its own services – but insufficient evidence was found.

# antitrust - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

EU opens antitrust investigation of Microsoft
# Competition
# Competition

EU opens antitrust investigation of Microsoft

Jul 17th 2012, 1:07 PM 3,044 Views 9 Comments

Microsoft has been warned of “severe” consequences if the company is found not to have kept antitrust commitments it made in 2009.

# antitrust - Monday 21 May, 2012

Competition Commissioner says Google has questions to answer over antitrust inquiry
# Google
# Google

Competition Commissioner says Google has questions to answer over antitrust inquiry

May 21st 2012, 8:37 PM 2,783 Views 2 Comments

Joaquin Almunia has given the tech company “a matter of weeks” to propose remedies.

# antitrust - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

US, EU clear Google's $12.5B Motorola Mobility bid
# Takeover
# Takeover

US, EU clear Google's $12.5B Motorola Mobility bid

Feb 14th 2012, 8:25 AM 1,435 Views 0 Comments

The approval of antitrust regulators has brought Google a step closer to completing the biggest deal of its 13-year history.

# antitrust - Friday 24 June, 2011

Google faces probe over online dominance
# Google
# Google

Google faces probe over online dominance

Jun 24th 2011, 10:12 AM 207 Views 3 Comments

Rival companies claim that the tech giant uses its search engine to gain an unfair advantage.