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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The question in the US today is whether Silicon Valley's biggest players need the same grilling usually reserved for Wall Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks Sam! Best article I've read in a little while :)
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