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ACCC takes another swipe at Google with report on ad tech dominance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-28 9:51 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Google is looming large over the advertising technology world, the ACCC says in a new report highlighting growing concerns the global tech giant’s “unrivalled” ability […]

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Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

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ACCC chair stands by final offer arbitration clause in proposed media code
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chair of the ACCC says that while it has made concessions in response to complaints from Google and Facebook about its proposed media bargaining […]

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‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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ACCC mulls legal action after Google completes $3B FitBit acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-18 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC is considering taking legal action against Google after the search giant completed its $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company FitBit before the […]

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ACCC rejects Google undertaking to seal $3B Fitbit deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-22 9:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has rejected a behavioural undertaking from Google intended to assuage the regulator’s competition concerns about its planned $3 billion […]

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Government to introduce legislation requiring Google, Facebook to pay for news
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 10:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal government will introduce legislation on Wednesday that will require Google and Facebook to pay news publishers to exploit their content and give them […]

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Apple to seek stay of Epic Games competition lawsuit
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 11:16 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple wants to stay a competition lawsuit brought by video game developer Epic Games in Australia, claiming a clause in its developer contract requires any […]

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Google won’t touch user data for 10 years if ACCC blesses $3B Fitbit deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-30 3:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google is seeking to assuage ACCC concerns that its planned $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company Fitbit would further entrench its market power by […]

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Epic Games takes competition battle with Apple to Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-17 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Epic Games, maker of the popular Fortnite game, has taken its courtroom battle with Apple to Australia, hitting the tech giant with a lawsuit for […]

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