Google Pays $10 Billion a Year To Maintain Monopoly, US Says

Alphabet’s Google pays more than $10 billion a year to maintain its position as the default search engine on web browsers and mobile devices, stifling competition, the US Justice Department said Tuesday at the start of a high-stakes antitrust trial in Washington. From a report: “This case is about the future of the internet and Read more about Google Pays $10 Billion a Year To Maintain Monopoly, US Says[…]

South Korea ‘puts the brakes’ on Google app store dominance

A Wednesday statement from the Commission brought news that in late July it wrote to Google to inform it of the ₩42.1 billion ($31.5 million) fine announced, and reported by The Register, in April 2023. The Commission has also commenced monitoring activities to ensure that Google complies with requirements to allow competition with its Play Read more about South Korea ‘puts the brakes’ on Google app store dominance[…]

Amazon Now Punishes Merchants Who Ship Their Own Products – flexing monopoly!

Third-party merchants on Amazon who ship their own packages will see an additional fee for each product sold starting on Oct. 1st. Sellers could previously choose to ship their products without contributing to Amazon, but the new fee means members of Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime program will be required to pay the company 2% on each Read more about Amazon Now Punishes Merchants Who Ship Their Own Products – flexing monopoly![…]

Spain antitrust watchdog fines Amazon, Apple $218 million for collusion and exclusion

Spain’s antitrust watchdog on Tuesday said it had imposed fines worth a total 194.1 million euros ($218.03 million) on Amazon (AMZN.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) for colluding to limit the online sale of devices from Apple and competitors in Spain. The two contracts the companies signed on Oct. 31, 2018 granting Amazon the status of authorized Read more about Spain antitrust watchdog fines Amazon, Apple $218 million for collusion and exclusion[…]