Facebook, Google has up to Nov. 2020 to comply to Australian competition rules

On Thursday, Australia made it lucidly clear to technology giants Facebook Inc and Google Inc that will have to agree and comply to Australia’s new rules, designed to ensure that they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, failing which the government will impose new controls on them. In a statement, Australian Prime…

Spotify drags Apple to court over abuse of its in-app purchase system

Apple’s unfair business practices had led Spotify to lodge a complaint with the EU’s antitrust regulators. In a potentially significant development, Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Apple saying Cupertino unfair business practices limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service. According to Spotify’s complaint, “Apple’s control of its App…

Norway’s Competition Authority fines Telenor of $96.3 million for abusing its dominant market position

Telenor has said it is contemplating an appeal in the case. Incidentally, in 2016, Norway’s Competition Authority had considered imposing a fine of 906 million Norwegian crowns, but later dropped parts of the case. On Thursday, Norway’s Competition Authority stated it had imposed a fine of $96.3 million (788 million crowns) on Telenor, the country’s…