Apple has announced that it will soon allow reader apps to link to their websites and make purchases. The change follows the ruling from a recently closed Japan Fair Trade Commission investigation.
Windows 10 November Update out for Release Preview, ISO also available
windows 10 21h2
Build 22000.282 fixes for Ryzen L3 cache performance issue, and more
windows 11 insider preview
Google France's chief has filed an appeal against France's €500 million fine that was imposed in July. The executive claims that the penalty is disproportionate and undermines existing efforts.
BlueMail developer Blix has frequently alleged that Apple unfairly suppresses the competition and has stolen its patented IP. However, its antitrust lawsuit has been thrown out of court yet again.
The EC has announced a formal probe into Google's advertising practices. Among other things, it will be scrutinising Google's plan to prohibit third-party cookies within Google Chrome.
Google has vowed to improve interoperability with third-party ad platforms after a French antitrust watchdog found it to be biased towards Google's own marketplace and fined it €220 million (~$268m).
The European Commission and the UK's anti-competitive regulators are looking into possible antitrust violations by Facebook Marketplace in the classified ads market by using data gathered from rivals.
Apple has been slapped with a £1.5 million class action lawsuit in London for allegedly making excessive charges upon consumers who purchased apps and subscriptions via the App Store since 2015.
The United States Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Google's intention to get rid of traditional identifying cookies to make way for federated learning that groups users into cohorts.
The court has ordered that Apple CEO Tim Cook must face a seven-hour deposition in the legal battle against Epic Games. It has also denied Apple's subpoena requests for Samsung's internal documents.
The European Union's competition regulators are set to decide the fate of Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media on March 5. If approved, the deal will bring titles like Doom under Microsoft's wing.
The EU Commission has fined Valve, Bandai Namco, Capcom, and other publishers for geo-restricting their games inside the EU Digital Single Market where these restrictions are not allowed.
The Chinese Communist Party has launched an antitrust probe against Alibaba Group, Jack Ma's e-commerce and tech giant. The probe follows the government's recent crackdown on business monopolies.
Facebook is the subject of a new antitrust investigation in Germany, in relation to the recently-launched Oculus Quest 2 headset, due to it requiring a Facebook account to be linked.
Facebook has responded to antitrust lawsuits filed by the FTC and the U.S. state attorneys, slamming them for being "revisionist history". The company looks forward to presenting evidence in court.
The U.S. FTC, along with 48 other attorneys general, has files antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, with an aim to force the firm to sell off WhatsApp and Instagram to restore competition.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is now soliciting feedback from the public regarding Google's acquisition of Fitbit. The process will continue till December 9, 2020.
The European Commission has found that Amazon violates antitrust rules by using non-public third-party seller data to promote and develop its own products. Another investigation has also been started.
In response to the recently filed antitrust lawsuit against Google, Mozilla has expressed concerns that cancelling search agreement deals may affect its ability to develop its products.
The United States Department of Justice has moved forward with a lawsuit against Google, citing monopolistic behaviors that violate antitrust laws to maintain its dominance in the search market.
A Russian antitrust authority has found Apple guilty of monopolistic behavior with its release of iOS 12 back in 2018, which apparently cut off access to some tools and APIs essential to developers.
In line with a report from last week, the European Commission has announced an in-depth investigation of Google's acquisition of Fitbit to find out how the transaction would affect competition.
U.S. antitrust subcommittee's documents reportedly point at deals between Apple and Amazon that led to the latter paying a 15% cut for App Store purchases, as opposed to 30% for other developers.
Google's acquisition of Fitbit, announced towards the end of last year, is reportedly going to be the target of an antitrust probe by the European Commission due to Google's use of Fitbit data.
The testimony of Big Tech CEOs was released on Tuesday. The chief executives make the case that they're not a monopolistic force in the industry, and face stiff competition from competitors.
India's antitrust body Competition Commission of India (CCI) has filed a case against Google a few days back. CCI is investigating Google's practice of promoting Google Pay app on the Play Store.
The U.S. Justice Department and State Attorneys General are said to be combining their antitrust investigations into Google as the two government parties are set to meet next week.
A joint initiative letter written by a group of price comparison services in the EU is asking regulators to crack down on Google's anti-competitive practices, which the company was fined for in 2017.
A number of U.S. state attorneys general are reportedly planning to launch an antitrust investigation into Google. Specific reasons for the probe aren't known, but privacy concerns are a likely cause.
Popular lyrics website Genius has alleged that Google steals content from its website and shows it directly in search results, which consequently means less viewership for the website.
Google is on the receiving end of yet another fine from the EU over alleged anti-competitive practices. The third such fine, this one amounts to €1.49 billion and relates to its AdSense practices.
Google may be investigated by the Competition Commission of India regarding accusations that it abused its dominant position with Android. Google was fined €4.3B in Europe for similar accusations.
Egypt has given Apple 60 days to end restrictions it has been imposing on local retailers in the country that block them from buying from other distributors and, thus, limit competition.
Following last week's Black Friday strike by Amazon workers, the company is now facing an antitrust probe in Germany over how it deals with third-party merchants that use its website as a marketplace.
Italy's competition authority has imposed a €5 million fine (~$5.7 million) each on Apple and Samsung today for allegedly slowing down their older handsets through software updates.
A confidential document reveals that Google could be charging Android phone manufacturers in Europe as much as $40 per device under a new licensing deal in response to the EU's antitrust decision.
Today, Google announced a number of changes to its Android and Android app licensing, as a response to the European Union antitrust decision that was made earlier this year in July.
An early-stage draft order is said to be under consideration by the White House as part of the government's effort to look into potential antitrust violations by Google and Facebook, among others.
Amazon's business practice is in hot water in Europe after the EU's antitrust watchdog Margrethe Vestager launches an initial probe on how the e-commerce giant handles data from third-party sellers.
The European Union's antitrust regulators are scheduled to issue their verdict on Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of coding website GitHub by October 19. Certain concessions are expected as well.