Tag Archives: Antitrust

Qualcomm Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit by US FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using “anticompetitive” tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips ... Read More »

Google Fined $6.8 Million by Russian Antitrust Regulator Over Android

Russia’s anti-trust authority on Thursday fined Google RUB 438 million ($6.8 million or roughly Rs. 45 crores) after finding it guilty of abusing its dominant market position by forcing smartphone makers to install its search engine on Androids. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in September last year deemed Google in breach of a law on “protecting competition” after an investigation ... Read More »

Amazon Japan Offices Raided in Antitrust Case: Report

Japan’s fair trade watchdog raided the offices of Amazon Japan over allegations that it improperly pressured retailers that sold products on its site, local media said Monday. The Japanese unit of the US-based internet retailer forced conditions such as requiring retailers to sell products below the price they advertised on rival sites, the Nikkei business daily said. Japan’s Fair Trade ... Read More »

EU Files Fresh Antitrust Charges Against Google

The European Union filed new antitrust charges against Google on Thursday, piling pressure on the US tech giant over the alleged abuse of its market dominance. Brussels targeted the Silicon Valley firm’s advertising business, saying it had restricted some websites from displaying ads from Google’s competitors. The EU also beefed up its charge sheet in an earlier case against Google ... Read More »

Google Given Extra Time to Answer EU Antitrust Charges on Android

Alphabet Inc’s Google has been given an extra 6 weeks to early September to respond to EU charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday. The US technology giant found itself under fire in April as the European Commission said its requirement that mobile phone manufacturers pre-install Google ... Read More »

South Korea Antitrust Regulator Says Investigating Apple on ‘a few matters’

South Korea’s truthful alternate commission (FTC) is investigating “some matters” regarding tech massive Apple Inc, the head of the anticompetition frame said at some stage in a parliamentary hearing, with out disclosing further details. speakme at the hearing on Tuesday, FTC Chairman Jeong Jae-chan declined to comment on the specifics of the regulator’s investigation when asked to achieve this by ... Read More »