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US Lawmakers request Spotify to provide evidence of Apple abuse as part of antitrust probe
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US Lawmakers request Spotify to provide evidence of Apple abuse as part of antitrust probe

Apple has said Spotify pays a revenue share on about half a percent of its 108 million premium users

Over 30 US states are preparing for an investigation into Google's alleged antitrust violations
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Over 30 US states are preparing for an investigation into Google's alleged antitrust violations

Texas leads the group of 30-plus attorneys general, which plans to announce the probe on 9 Sep

Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra to face antitrust probe by European Union regulators
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Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra to face antitrust probe by European Union regulators

EU officials said they were concerned how about Libra may create “possible competition restrictions” on the information that will be exchanged

Facebook ditched plans to buy group video chat app Houseparty, over antitrust concerns
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Facebook ditched plans to buy group video chat app Houseparty, over antitrust concerns

After Facebook's disinterest, Houseparty has now been acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games.

Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook antitrust probe under question by US senators
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Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook antitrust probe under question by US senators

The seven US senators sent letters to FTC Chairman Joe Simons and Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim

US Dept of Justice's antitrust chief lays out steps to rein in Google and Facebook
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US Dept of Justice's antitrust chief lays out steps to rein in Google and Facebook

Delrahim also said that, by protecting competition, his department “can have an impact on privacy and data protection.”

US antitrust regulators, EU authorities looking into Google's activities
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US antitrust regulators, EU authorities looking into Google's activities

Another huge antitrust fine from the European overseers, $5 billion, came against Google in July 2018.

EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager in favour of regulating data access over breaking up big tech firms
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EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager in favour of regulating data access over breaking up big tech firms

Vestager said there should be a focus to ensure big tech giants do not misuse their dominant market position

Germany’s antitrust watchdog objects to Facebook’s data collection practices
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Germany’s antitrust watchdog objects to Facebook’s data collection practices

The cartel office objected in particular to how Facebook acquires data on people from third-party apps.

Facebook can't be trusted to regulate itself, says US lawmaker David Cicilline
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Facebook can't be trusted to regulate itself, says US lawmaker David Cicilline

Cicilline said that Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself and Congress should take action.

EU regulators close to wrapping their third case against Google's Alphabet
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EU regulators close to wrapping their third case against Google's Alphabet

Vestager can fine companies up to 10 percent of their global turnover for breaching EU rules.

Microsoft might win EU antitrust approval for its $7.5 bn purchase of GitHub
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Microsoft might win EU antitrust approval for its $7.5 bn purchase of GitHub

GitHub, the world’s largest code host, has more than 28 million developers using its platform.

White House drafts order pushing antitrust agencies to probe Google, Facebook
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White House drafts order pushing antitrust agencies to probe Google, Facebook

The White House order is yet to be reviewed by other government agencies; is in preliminary stages.

Apple set to win EU antitrust approval for acquiring music discovery app Shazam
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Apple set to win EU antitrust approval for acquiring music discovery app Shazam

The European Commission opened a full-scale investigation into this deal in April.

After Google's reforms to an antitrust shopping case, EU notices improvements in rivals
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After Google's reforms to an antitrust shopping case, EU notices improvements in rivals

Following reforms by Google in an antitrust case, there are signs some rivals are benefiting

US Supreme Court to hear Apple’s arguments in App Store antitrust case
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US Supreme Court to hear Apple’s arguments in App Store antitrust case

US lets go Apple of App Stores antitrust case lawsuit accusing it of breaking federal antitrust laws

Walmart-Flipkart deal: Amazon jumps into fray with formal offer to buy 60% of Flipkart
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Walmart-Flipkart deal: Amazon jumps into fray with formal offer to buy 60% of Flipkart

Amazon’s offer could kickstart a new battle between it and Walmart, already fierce retail rivals in the United States.

Toshiba might cancel its $18.6 billion chip sale if Chinese regulator doesn't give approval by May
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Toshiba might cancel its $18.6 billion chip sale if Chinese regulator doesn't give approval by May

Toshiba raised $5.4 billion from a share issue to foreign investors late last year and it had now decided it did not need to go through with the sale.

Europe’s antitrust chief looking for academics to help deal with anti-competitive practices in the fast-moving technology markets
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Europe’s antitrust chief looking for academics to help deal with anti-competitive practices in the fast-moving technology markets

Others, however, say enforcers have no business predicting how new technologies should develop and where and how they should be used.

EU antitrust regulators fine Qualcomm $1.23 billion for paying Apple to only use their chips
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EU antitrust regulators fine Qualcomm $1.23 billion for paying Apple to only use their chips

Apple and Qualcomm are meanwhile locked in a wide-ranging legal battle over Qualcomm’s business practices, which started a year ago