Displaying items by tag: Monopoly

The Australian competition watchdog claims Google has immense power in the local online advertising industry, and is able to favour its own related business interests while supplying ad services.

Published in Technology Regulation

The situation with the national broadband network at the present moment is similar to the time when Telstra was a monopoly and dictated terms to the rest of the market, well-known telecommunications analyst Paul Budde claims.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The war between Apple and Epic Games is heating up with Apple now stating it will remove Epic Game’s developer account, which not only affects Fortnite but the Unreal Engine too.

Published in Mobility

Epic Games is used to people fighting online inside its popular and lucrative game Fortnite, but now the software house is taking its fight to the courtrooms against big guns Apple and Google.

Published in Mobility

Ask any tech industry analyst where the sector’s growth is going to come from over the next five years and the answer will almost certainly be services. This is precisely why the current anti-trust court case against Apple and its App Store hegemony is important to both Apple and its iPhone user opponents.

Published in Beerfiles

Search giant Google is likely to face another hefty anti-trust fine from the European Union in July, this time over its Android mobile operating system.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has hit out at a major competitor over suggestions that 5G mobile services in the country should be rolled out by a monopoly network rather than competing companies.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A day before a deadline set by the European Union, Google has taken steps to rectify what the political grouping had alleged was the use of its search engine dominance to favour itself in its comparison shopping service.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 05:28

Are Facebook, Google and Amazon too big?

The question in the US today is whether Silicon Valley's biggest players need the same grilling usually reserved for Wall Street.

Published in Listed Tech

Any narrative about monopoly practices is deemed a threat by Google because it has just had to give in to the European Union on a big case, according to Barry Lynn, a former employee of the New America Foundation think-tank who lost his job recently after he criticised the search giant.

Published in Technology Regulation

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has given Microsoft a month to take action over what it calls violations of the country's anti-monopoly laws.

Published in Technology Regulation

A group of publishers, including Axel Springer and Getty Images, has lodged a complaint with the European Union against Google, accusing it of imposing restrictions on manufacturers of Android devices and wireless service providers.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 09:41

Anti-trust suit filed against Qualcomm in US

The US Federal Trade Commission has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against processor manufacturer Qualcomm, charging the company with using anti-competitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A US class action by plaintiffs, purchasers of iPhones and iPhone apps, filed originally in 2012 against Apple, alleging that it had monopolised the market for iPhone apps, has been reinstated for further hearing after four unsuccessful appeals by Apple.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 14 August 2009 13:19

Judge says no to iTunes class action

A US judge has rejected an application for a class action alleging Apple illegally tied the iPod and iTunes Store.

Published in Core Dump
Friday, 05 June 2009 11:03

Russkies get frosty over XP withdrawals

Can Russian “anti-monopoly” authorities stop Microsoft from further slowing down the supply of Windows XP and replacing it with ever more Vista (and soon, Windows 7) – despite continued XP demand?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Not content with the massive €899 million fine levied on Microsoft last year, the European Commission is considering further action against the software giant. This time, Internet Explorer is at the heart of the issue.

Published in Development
Telstra has accused its National Broadband Network rival, Terria, of wanting what Terria accused Telstra of deeply desiring: a monopoly. Should we inform the Parker Bros?

Published in Strategy

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