US: Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon said to testify at Congressional antitrust hearing next week

Representatives from Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon will be appearing at a hearing with US House Committee on the Judiciary next week to discuss antitrust issues, according to a reports by Politico and The Washington Post. The Post reported that the companies will be sending legal and policy executives, including Kyle Andeer, Apple’s vice president […]

India: Google probe sparked by junior antitrust researchers

India: Google probe sparked by junior antitrust researchers

Two junior Indian antitrust research associates and a law school student were behind a complaint that sparked a probe into Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices in the country, reported Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) ordered a full-blown investigation into Alphabet’s Google in April for alleged abuse of its Android platform to hurt rivals, but […]

US: Retailers call out Amazon, Google over anti-competitive practices

US: Retailers call out Amazon, Google over anti-competitive practices

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) wants the chance to speak to antitrust enforcers set to investigate Amazon and Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices. RILA, whose members include Walmart, Target and Best Buy, among others, said it is ready and willing to voice its concerns with the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). “It’s […]

India: Google found guilty of misusing Android dominance in India

India: Google found guilty of misusing Android dominance in India

Google appears to have misused its dominant position in India and reduced the ability of device manufacturers to opt for alternate versions of its Android mobile operating system, Indian officials found before ordering a wider probe in an antitrust case. A 14-page order from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), reviewed by Reuters last week, […]

India: CCI asks companies for info on agreements with Google

India: CCI asks companies for info on agreements with Google

The investigation wing of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has sought details of agreements between smartphone makers and Google or its group companies as the anti-trust regulator deepens its probe into allegations of misuse of market share by the Android operating system (OS). This follows the European Union having fined Google over abuse of […]

EU: Regulator wants info on Google antitrust actions

EU: Regulator wants info on Google antitrust actions

European Union officials are looking for feedback on Google’s attempts to shut down two antitrust investigations.   Sources revealed to Bloomberg that Google started showing a box with links to rival websites in March in addition to the usual search results in response to the EU investigating complaints that less search traffic was going to […]

Brazil: Regulator questions Google on Android practices

Brazil: Regulator questions Google on Android practices

Brazil’s Administrative Council of Economic Defense (CADE) has opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive practices by Google related to Android, reported O Globo. The antitrust regulator gave Google 20 days to respond and explain itself. If the company refuses to provide clarifications, it can be fined BRL 5,000 (US$1,300) daily. The investigation is still at […]

EU: Commission says Google struggles to give Android users choice of apps

EU: Commission says Google struggles to give Android users choice of apps

According to a report from Bloomberg, Google is still grappling with how to give phone users the chance to opt for competing browser and search apps in the wake of a European Union order to boost competition, said Vestager. The Alphabet unit announced in March it would soon display a choice screen to Android mobile […]

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