Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC says it is not opposed to the MYOB Invest Co acquisition of GreatSoft, after deeming that the transaction is not likely to substantially lessen competition.

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC will not oppose the acquisition of comparison website, Compare the Market, by Innovation Holdings Australia that would result in it holding up to 35% of shares in iSelect, a major competitor to Compare the Market.

Domain names administrator and registrar auDA has a new Licence Review Panel designed to provide an external point of escalation for complaints under the new .au licensing rules, which come into effect on 12 April 2021.

The United States is going ahead with a plan to impose tariffs of about US$880 million (A$1.2 billion) annually on goods from six countries that have levied taxes on digital companies.

Microsoft has won a contract which could be worth US$21.88 billion (A$28.58 billion) with the US Army to supply 120,000 custom HoloLens augmented reality headsets that will help soldiers who are at war.

The US Supreme Court has come down on the side of Google in its long-running battle against Oracle, ruling on Monday that the copying of code from the Java API was a fair use of that material.

The competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has concluded its investigation into Adventium - the owner of online booking platform Website Travel - after Adventium paid approximately $6.5 million of withheld payments to over 350 Australian tour operators.

Search giant Google is on the backfoot on Thursday as it attempts to damp down details about the Federal Trade Commission deciding not to launch an anti-trust probe into the company back in 2012.

A Senate panel has recommended that Australia's new Online Safety Bill be passed, less than three weeks after it began to examine the bill in-committee and after just one public hearing.

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