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Trump just noticed Europe’s $5BN antitrust fine for Google – TechCrunch

Trump just noticed Europe’s $5BN antitrust fine for Google – TechCrunch In other news bears shit in the woods. In today’s second day Trump news: President ‘The Donald’ has seized, belatedly, on the European Commission’s announcement yesterday that it had found Google guilty of three types of illegal antitrust behavior with …

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Google gets slapped $5BN by EU for Android antitrust abuse – TechCrunch

Google gets slapped $5BN by EU for Android antitrust abuse – TechCrunch Google has been fined a record breaking €4.34 billion (~$5BN) by European antitrust regulators for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has tweeted to confirm the penalty ahead of a press …

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The nuanced challenges of antitrust and AT&T-Time Warner – TechCrunch

It’s been almost eighteen months since the boards of AT&T and Time Warner unanimously voted to sign an agreement to merge their two companies together and create a content and distribution powerhouse. That deal, pegged at $108 billion including debt from Time Warner, would be among the largest corporate mergers …

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Google fined $21.1M for search bias in India

Another antitrust fine for Google. India’s competition commission has issued a 1.36BN rupees (~$21.1M) penalty on the search giant for abusing its dominant position in the local search market for online general web search and web search advertising services. “Google was leveraging its dominance in the market for online general …

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German antitrust office starts asking questions online ad platform giants

Germany’s national competition regulator has announced it’s looking into market conditions in the online advertising sector, responding to to concerns among advertisers that a lack of transparency could be skewing market conditions. It says it could open up a full sector enquiry depending on results of its initial probe. The antitrust office …

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France files supplier contract complaint against Amazon

The French government has filed a complaint against ecommerce giant Amazon alleging abuse of a dominant position with some of its suppliers, according to Reuters citing a report in La Parisien newspaper. The move apparently follows a two-year investigation by France’s consumer fraud watchdog, the DGCCRF. The news agency says the Economy Ministry …

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