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The competition watchdog has finally given Sony and Nintendo's gaming subscription the green light following the gaming giants' changes.
The former boss of insurance group Phoenix has been tipped as one of the top choices for the chairman of Britain’s competition watchdog position. As reported by Mark Kleinman for Sky News, Clive Bannister, current chair of financial advisory group Rathbones and the Museum of London, may be in line to replace Jonathan Scott, who [...]
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ‘raided’ the offices of outsource company Mitie, over concerns about alleged anti-competitive behaviour. The firm’s London premises were reportedly looked according to the Guardian, regarding its reported relationship with US company PAE, in trying to get contracts for immigration removal centres (IRC). This comes after the CMA launched an [...]
The UK competition watchdog has cleared Sony Music's $430m (£328m) acquisition of emerging music distributor AWAL.
UK competition watchdog has given Microsoft’s $19.7bn (£13.9bn) acquisition of Nuance Communications the green light this morning, stating that it did “not give rise to a realistic prospect of a substantial lessening of competition”. Tech giant Microsoft snapped up the US-headquartered software firm last April in a push to advance its software capabilities. Nuance offers [...]
The UK competition watchdog has accepted Google’s changes to its privacy sandbox, following a year-long investigation into the tech giant. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched the inquiry in January 2021 over concerns that Google’s privacy sandbox – a set of new web standards that aim to protect people’s privacy more – would cause [...]
UK competition watchdog has branded Amazon as a “grocery retailer” after the ecommerce giant announced it would be increasing its activity in the sector, with plans to launch 15 new Amazon Fresh stores in London. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) decision is aimed at protecting suppliers and ensuring fairer payment terms, forcing Amazon, as [...]
The UK’s competition watchdog has warned Apple and Google have a “vice-like grip” on how consumers use mobile phones, stripping them from any meaningful choice and hampering competition in the sector. A preliminary investigation published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today concludes that the two tech giants have dominated the market and have [...]
UK crowdfunding platform Seedrs is being acquired by US investment platform Republic, just months after the UK’s competition watchdog blocked its plans to merge with homegrown rival Crowdcube. In a transatlantic deal that values Seedrs at approximately $100m (£75m), the two platforms are billing the combined entity as “the first global private investment marketplace with [...]
Google has improved its commitments to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over its ‘Privacy Sandbox’ amid concerns that changes by the tech titan could reduce competition in the digital advertising market. The competition watchdog launched an investigation into alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Google at the start of the year, following proposed changes to its [...]
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