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# antitrust - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system

The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.

# antitrust - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Tired of expensive Kindle books? You're not the only one...

Amazon have become the latest tech giant to be targeted by crusading EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

# antitrust - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

# antitrust - Monday 24 November, 2014

Explainer: The European Parliament wants to break up Google, but why?

And is such a thing even possible?

# antitrust - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

EU tells Google to improve its proposal regarding search practices or face charges

The European Commission’s antitrust commissioner said that ‘fresh evidence’ from competitors has raised new concerns over Google’s search proposal.

# antitrust - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

EU tells Google to make more of an effort if it wants to settle search row

A deal between the company and the European Commission was agreed back in February, but new complaints will now need to be addressed.

# antitrust - Monday 4 August, 2014

China regulator warns Microsoft not to obstruct its investigation

Chinese regulators are investigating Microsoft after it was suspected of violating the country’s anti-monopoly law since June 2013.

# antitrust - Friday 1 August, 2014

Google could be in hot water with Europe again, this time with Android

The European Commission is putting together an antitrust case which will investigate whether Google has made manufacturers promote its own services on Android.

# antitrust - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Microsoft faces 'monopoly' investigation as Chinese officials begin probe

Officials of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce visited four of Microsoft’s offices as part of enquiries into Windows’ dominant position in the country.

# antitrust - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Questions are being asked about Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp

The EU is questioning Facebook’s rivals over its purchase of WhatsApp, which could end up being a test case for applying EU competition law to social media.

# antitrust - Friday 27 June, 2014

Indie music labels call in the big guns in their fight with YouTube

The independent music association IMPALA is asking the European Commission to intervene in a dispute over the terms over YouTube’s upcoming music streaming service.

# antitrust - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Apple has dodged a massive $840 million price-fixing court case

The company agreed an out-of-court settlement with the parties involved, effectively avoiding a court case which was due to take place next month.

# antitrust - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal

The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.

# antitrust - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Motorola escapes fine after breaching EU competition law

The company tried to take out and enforce a patent injunction against Apple, despite it agreeing to pay royalties for its use.

# antitrust - Monday 31 March, 2014

Google's antitrust case develops as major consumer group joins case

The European Consumer Organisation has applied to be a formal complainant in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into Google and its search policy.

# antitrust - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Google avoids major fine by striking deal with EU regulators

If the deal isn’t approved, Google could risk being fined up to $5 billion, or ten per cent of its annual worldwide turnover, by the EU.

# antitrust - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

EU puts further pressure on Google to address antitrust concerns

The EU’s Competition Commissioner told reporters in Brussels that Google’s next proposal is its “last opportunity” to address these concerns, or else further action will be taken.

# antitrust - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

European banks to be fined up to €1.6 billion each today for rate-fixing

The fines could set EU antitrust records with banks accused of fixing the rate at which they lend to each other.

# antitrust - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Google to change how it displays search results in Europe

The company announced the move in a bid to appease concerns it might be abusing its dominant market position.

# antitrust - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Google submits list of remedies in bid to clear EU antitrust case

The EU Commission is probing whether Google unfairly favors its own services in its internet search results.

# antitrust - Friday 4 January, 2013

US watchdog drops 'search bias' investigation against Google

Google had been accused of skewing its search results to prioritise its own services – but insufficient evidence was found.

# antitrust - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

EU opens antitrust investigation of Microsoft

Microsoft has been warned of “severe” consequences if the company is found not to have kept antitrust commitments it made in 2009.

# antitrust - Monday 21 May, 2012

Competition Commissioner says Google has questions to answer over antitrust inquiry

Joaquin Almunia has given the tech company “a matter of weeks” to propose remedies.

# antitrust - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

US, EU clear Google's $12.5B Motorola Mobility bid

The approval of antitrust regulators has brought Google a step closer to completing the biggest deal of its 13-year history.

# antitrust - Friday 24 June, 2011

Google faces probe over online dominance

Rival companies claim that the tech giant uses its search engine to gain an unfair advantage.