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2 Apr 2023, 11:52 pm by Florian Mueller
But if a decision raises issues, a conflict of interest or lack of expertise in the relevant area may have been a factor. [read post]
25 Mar 2023, 12:54 am by Florian Mueller
I'm sure the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) is pleased to see that after four jurisdictions that cleared the deal on the fast track (Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Serbia, Chile), one of the more hesitant ones has also concluded that there is no PlayStation foreclosure risk. [read post]
14 Feb 2023, 2:01 am by Florian Mueller
Last Wednesday, the CMA issued its provisional findings, which are the UK equivalent of a DG COMP SO (initial reaction, observations on full 277-page document, and further analysis of the remedies notice). [read post]
10 Feb 2023, 10:26 pm by Florian Mueller
With app store cases pending and legislation being contemplated around the globe and the European Commission's DG COMP handing down a Statement of Objections (SO) and the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) against Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard King, the number of news cycles in that field has recently exploded. [read post]
18 Jan 2023, 5:35 am by Florian Mueller
Normally it takes about a year or less.The letter correctly notes that Apple's conduct causes problems every day.That said, no victim of those practices--neither Spotify nor its co-signatories or third-party app makers like me--would benefit from a DG COMP ruling that Apple gets annulled by the Court of Justice of the EU. [read post]
29 Dec 2022, 10:38 am by Florian Mueller
I have seen reports according to which the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition is widely expected to issue a Statement of Objections (SO) next month, though it would be out of character for DG COMP not to work out the equivalent of a U.S. consent decree. [read post]
22 Dec 2022, 11:01 pm by Florian Mueller
Yesterday the New York Times published an interesting article on Microsoft's approach, Microsoft Gambles on ‘Nice Guy’ Strategy to Close Activision Megadeal. [read post]
14 Dec 2022, 12:45 am by Florian Mueller
That is something the FTC should be more receptive to.Analyst Ben Thompson published a very interesting article on Microsoft-ActivisionBlizzard, most of which is a walk down memory lane all the way back to the first video games and the Atari 2600 console. [read post]
23 Nov 2022, 12:55 am by Florian Mueller
You never know.The other aspect I'd like to highlight here is that the other known complainant is Google--and just like Sony, Google is interested in the very opposite of preserving or fostering competition. [read post]
17 Nov 2022, 12:12 pm by Florian Mueller
(Federal Trade Commission (FTC)), EU (Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) of the European Commission), and the UK (Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)) have to make their next decisions on Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard King. [read post]
15 Nov 2022, 9:27 am by Florian Mueller
What Sony and Google would preferably want is to do exclusive deals with an independent Activision Blizzard that Microsoft is not going to be interested in. [read post]
13 Nov 2022, 12:06 am by Florian Mueller
The fact of the matter is that while DG COMP is in charge, DG COMP does discuss the issues in those cases with other relevant DGs, particularly if they have a relevant industry focus, and officials from other DGs are invited to DG COMP merger hearings. [read post]
8 Nov 2022, 9:18 am by Florian Mueller
First, legislative measures like the DMA, regulatory intervention such as the ongoing DG COMP investigation of the Google Play Store, and litigation (in less than a week, the Ninth Circuit will hear Epic v. [read post]