Jun 15, 2021

Apple and Google investigated by UK competition body

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed it is investigating Apple and Google over their dominant position in the mobile phone market. "The CMA is concerned this could lead to reduced innovation across the sector and consumers paying higher prices for devices and apps, or for other goods and services due to higher advertising prices," the authority said. The announcement also specifically highlighted the question of whether either of the two tech giants has market power over other businesses - including the app developers which rely on their app stores. Google is being investigated for its proposed new privacy system, over concerns it could affect news publishers and the wider digital advertising market. The watchdog said it was keen to hear directly from app developers about their experiences.

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