Displaying items by tag: Competition

Australian skincare company, Ego Pharmaceuticals (Ego), has pleaded guilty to two charges under the New Zealand Fair Trading Act, for making unsubstantiated representations about the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of two sunscreen products - Ego Sunsense Ultra SPF 50+ and Ego Sunsense Sensitive Invisible SPF 50+.

Published in Technology Regulation

A proposed increase by Australia Post in the price of its basic postage rate is being scrutinised by the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

Published in Market

The state of competition for social media services and consumer concerns with the services in Australia is to come under scrutiny by the competition watchdog the ACCC as part of its Digital Platform Services inquiry.

Published in Technology Regulation

Mobile virtual network operator and Internet provider Mate wants to be your best mate with a high value mobile plan, using the Telstra network, with great inclusions and low prices that will surely be very tempting to a lot of smartphone users.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to manufacturer of consumer televisions Panasonic that it believes the company "likely engaged" in resale price maintenance (RPM), which is illegal.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commisssion (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Mastercard for allegedly engaging in conduct with the purpose of substantially lessening competition in the supply of debit card acceptance services.

Published in Market

Consumer action group Digital Tasmania has called for funding to ensure new fibre optic communications links are connected to Tasmania to “improve reliability, capacity and competition”, benefiting every Tasmanian individual and business.

Published in Strategy

The competition regulator the ACCC has cleared the way for the proposed acquisition of Aviation Training Holdings Pty Ltd - trading as Ansett Aviation Training (AAT)) - by Aviation Training Partners (ATP).

Published in Technology Regulation

Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has called for the Federal Government to undertake a regulatory impact assessment of the costs and benefits flowing from its decision today to designate telecommunications as an industry sector that will be subject to the Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime.

Published in Technology Regulation

Seeking to solve some of society's greatest issues, Samsung is inviting young Australians to create a TikTok video showing how they can use STEM to solve those issues, with a chance to win a share of $20,000.

Published in Home Tech

Public sector agencies have been warned to be alert to the potential for collusion between bidders during procurement processes, following a recent ACCC investigation where departmental processes contemplated cooperation by competing businesses on government tenders.

Published in Technology Tenders

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has called for measures addressing Google’s dominance in search engine services, including a choice screen that provides consumers with a selection of search engines, to be introduced in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has accepted enforceable undertakings from electricity lines company Eastland Network Limited for overcharging its customers $327,000 in the 2020 assessment period. 

Published in Technology Regulation

The annual Call for Code challenge. launched by IBM with support from the Linux Foundation and United Nations, invites the world's software developers and innovators to address climate change with open-source technology. This year four Australian teams are in the finals and one of these projects may well be the winner.

Published in Open Source

The chief of Australia’s competition watchdog, Rod Sims, has been confirmed as the new vice chair digital co-ordination and Asia-Pacific liaison of the International Competition Network (ICN).

Published in Technology Regulation

What is Data Science?

GUEST OPINION by Chris Tucker, Vice President – Australia and New Zealand, HCL Technologies:  Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data and apply knowledge and actionable insights from data across a broad range of domains. It’s certainly a lot more than reports and analysis and it’s moving from the back room to the forefront of many businesses as it gives meaning to the numbers.

Published in Guest Opinion

The ACCC is examining competition and consumer concerns with general online retail marketplaces such as eBay Australia, Amazon Australia, Kogan and Catch.com.au as part of its inquiry into digital platform services in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has laid down its expectations of the country’s fuel businesses ahead of a new regulatory regime taking effect in August.

Published in Technology Regulation

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