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Congress asks Spotify to detail alleged Apple antitrust abuses

Spotify Technology SA filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union in March.

Facebook faces antitrust probe from states attorneys general

The attorneys general are probing Facebook to determine if it endangered consumer data among others.

Facebook’s Libra currency scrutinised by EU

Facebook had previously promised to appease all regulators before launching Libra.

Apple set for September showdown with EU over record tax bill

The EU’s General Court will hear arguments in the challenges by the iPhone maker and Ireland over two days set for Sept 17-18.

Google, Facebook face Australian crackdown after sweeping probe

A final report from Australia’s competition watchdog calls for greater antitrust scrutiny of the dominant US tech companies.

Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe

EU antitrust regulators say they would open their own investigation into whether Amazon's terms of service and use of merchant data violates competition rules.

US antitrust chief says past enforcement could presage new probe of...

The top US antitrust enforcer says that studying enforcement actions against Standard Oil and AT&T decades ago can help look at possible anti-competitive behaviour at Google and Facebook.

Google struggles to give android users choice of apps, says EU

Android phone users will have the option of picking alternatives to Google's search app and Chrome web browser.

Google, Facebook and Apple fall amid antitrust scrutiny

Google, Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. tumbles as the companies prepare to undergo US antitrust probes.

US Justice Department prepares antitrust investigation of Google

The potential investigation represents the latest attack on a tech company by the administration of US President Donald Trump.

How Sainsbury’s ‘Project Solar’ crashed down to earth 

Senior executives at both companies say their grand plan never stood a chance because the UK's antitrust regulator was hostile to the deal from the start.

Qualcomm launches patent challenge to Apple ahead of antitrust case

Qualcomm alleges Apple violated three of its patents, and is asking for tens of millions of dollars or more in damages.

Austria probes Amazon over alleged unfair trade practices

Amazon allegedly terminated sellers' accounts abruptly and for no apparent reason.

Siemens, Alstom are said to offer new remedies to save deal

The companies have offered to sell signalling assets as well as longer licensing agreements, and have already identified potential acquirers.

EU regulators want to know if merchants hurt by Amazon copies

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said last week she was looking into whether the world's largest online retailer was using merchants' data illegally.

Emirates-Etihad may be airline deal of the decade.

Executives at the two companies have been quietly laying plans to create what would be the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic.

White House drafts order to look into Google, Facebook

If signed, the order would represent a significant escalation of Trump’s aversion to Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies.

Trump says Google, Facebook, Amazon may be ‘antitrust situation’

Google said its search function is not used to set a political agenda and isn’t biased against any ideology.

South Korea unveils new steps to thwart chaebol power plays

The government faces a challenge in reforming conglomerates in ways that could be painful for the sprawling business groups because it must rely on them to promote economic growth.

Linde-Praxair merger hits antitrust hurdle; talks continue

Investors have been optimistic for the most part that the deal would be pushed over the finishing line nonetheless.

Philips, Asus, Pioneer, D&M hit with e-commerce fines

Philips, Asus, Pioneer, and Denon & Marantz were fined for imposing fixed or minimum online prices for their products.

Trump slams EU over US$5 billion fine on Google

EU officials on Wednesday also ordered Google to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, adding to trade tensions between Washington and Brussels.

Google hit with record US$5 billion euro EU antitrust fine

The penalty is nearly double the previous record of 2.4 billion euros which the US tech company was ordered to pay last year over its online shopping search service.

Linde and Praxair to win EU antitrust nod for US$83 billion...

German company Linde and US rival Praxair announced their merger plan in June last year, with the aim of ousting French competitor Air Liquide as global leader in gas distribution.