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UK competition bods to keep tabs on Google, ensure 'Privacy Sandbox' doesn't distort competition

CMA claims to have taken 'oversight role' over removal of third-party cookies The UK's competition regulator intends to keep a weather eye on Google as it works to address concerns around its proposals to remove third-party cookies from its Chrome web browser.…
Tags: Google, UK, Software, Cma

Google won’t end support for tracking cookies unless UK’s competition watchdog agrees

Well this is big. The UK’s competition regulator looks set to get an emergency brake that will allow it to stop Google ending support for third party cookies, a technology that’s currently used for targeting online ads, if it believes competition would be harmed by the depreciation going ahead. The development follows an investigation opened by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into Google’s self-styled ‘Privacy Sandbox’ earlier this year. The regulator will have the power to order a s...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Marketing, Tech, European Union, Web Browsers, Rome, Policy, United States, United Kingdom, Mountain View, Brussels

Google Agrees to UK Oversight, and a 60-Day Buffer, for Cookie Replacement

The tide might be turning on Google's stranglehold over ad tech. The U.K. markets watchdog, The Competition and Markets Authority, will play a role in how Google architects a third-party cookie replacement to ensure it's not anti-competitive. Google has also committed to addressing concerns from the CMA that it will not use data from its...
Tags: Google, UK, Advertising, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Platforms, Programmatic

Google has offered the UK government full oversight of its plan to abandon third-party cookies in Chrome, which sent the ad industry into a tailspin

Sundar Pichai's Google has offered the CMA oversight of its plans to drop the use of third-party cookies. Stephen Lam/Reuters Google has offered UK officials full oversight of its plans to ditch third-party cookies in Chrome. The tech giant's move to drop third-party cookies sent the ad industry into a tailspin last year. The UK's CMA could soon have the power to block Chrome changes for up to 60 days. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google has offered UK of...
Tags: Chrome, Google, UK, Trends, Cma, Sundar Pichai, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Reuters Google, Bethell, Chrome Google, Stephen Lam, Andrea Coscelli, Martin Coulter, Oliver Bethell, James Rosewell

Our commitments for the Privacy Sandbox

We all expect a more private and secure web. The Privacy Sandbox initiative aims to help build it by developing new digital advertising tools to protect people’s privacy and prevent covert tracking, while supporting a thriving ad-funded web. From the start of this project, we have been developing these tools in the open, and sought feedback at every step to ensure that they work for everyone, not just Google. As many publishers and advertisers rely on online advertising to fund their websites, g...
Tags: Chrome, Google, UK, Google Analytics, United Kingdom, Ads, Cma, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Information Commissioner 's Office ICO, Safety & Security, Privacy Sandbox, Oliver Bethell

France fines Google $268M for adtech abuses and gets interoperability commitments

France’s competition watchdog, L’Autorité de la concurrence, has fined Google up to €220 million (~$268M) in a case related to self-preferencing within the adtech market which the watchdog found constituted an abuse by Google of a dominant position for ad servers for website publishers and mobile apps. L’Autorité began looking into Google’s adtech business following complaints from a number of French publishers. Today it said Google had requested a settlement — and is “not disputing the facts of...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Texas, Advertising Tech, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Competition, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust, Brussels, Google Shopping

Facebook’s use of ad data triggers antitrust probes in UK and EU

Facebook is facing a fresh pair of antitrust probes in Europe. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the EU’s Competition Commission both announced formal investigations into the social media giant’s operations today — with what’s likely to have been co-ordinated timing. The competition regulators will scrutinize how Facebook uses data from advertising customers and users of its single sign-on tool — specifically looking at whether it uses this data as an unfair lever against comp...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Germany, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Policy, United Kingdom, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust

UK gov’t triggers national security scrutiny of Nvidia-Arm deal

The UK government has intervened to trigger public interest scrutiny of chipmaker’s Nvidia’s planned to buy Arm Holdings. The secretary of state for digital issues, Oliver Dowden, said today that the government wants to ensure that any national security implications of the semiconductor deal are explored. Nvidia’s $40BN acquisition of UK-based Arm was announced last September but remains to be cleared by regulators. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) began to solicit views on the...
Tags: Security, Europe, UK, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, United Kingdom, Cambridge, M&a, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, National Security, Huawei, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma

Lone Wolf Technologies launches Cloud CMA for brokers

Lone Wolf Technologies announced the rollout of a new broker-focused version of the popular listing and market analysis software Cloud CMA.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Press Releases, Cma, Industry News, Jimmy Kelly, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, Greg Robertson, Lone Wolf Technologies, Electronic Transactions, Digital Transactions, Cloud CMA for brokers, Lone Wolf Transaction

Daily Crunch: Amazon beats back union push

Efforts to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama appear to have failed, Facebook takes down fake review groups and a monkey plays Pong with its brain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 9, 2021. The big story: Amazon beats back union push Union organizers lost a much-publicized election at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse, with more than half of the 3,215 ballots cast ultimately voting against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. “It’s easy to predict the union will...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Elon Musk, UK, Softbank, Alabama, Tech, Policy, Austin, Gm, Quora, Union, Detroit, Cma

Facebook takes down 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after another poke by UK’s CMA

Facebook has removed 16,000 groups that were trading fake reviews on its platform after another intervention by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the regulator . The CMA has been leaning on tech giants to prevent their platforms being used as thriving marketplaces for selling fake reviews since it began investigating the issue in 2018 — pressuring both eBay and Facebook to act against fake review sellers back in 2019. The two companies pledged to do more to tackle the insidious ...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Ebay, France, Social Media, Tech, Spain, Paypal, Policy, United Kingdom, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma

Daily Crunch: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever

Tiger Global closes a $6.65 billion fund, Facebook gives users more tools to encourage COVID vaccination and iPhone app spending continues to grow. This is your Daily Crunch for April 1, 2021. The big story: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever Investment giant Tiger Global had already announced that it was raising $3.75 billion for its thirteenth venture fund, but a new SEC filing showed that it ended up raising much more than that — $6.65 billion. Perhaps that’s no surpr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, UK, US, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Tiger Global, Cma, Ilm, Giphy, Ggv Capital, Tung, Hans Tung, Kaltura

UK’s antitrust watchdog takes a closer look at Facebook-Giphy

Potential threats to the free flow of GIFs continue to trouble the UK’s competition watchdog. Facebook’s $400M purchase of Giphy, announced last year, is now facing an in-depth probe by the CMA after the regulator found the acquisition raises competition concerns related to digital advertising. It now has until September 15 to investigate and report. The watchdog took a first look at the deal last summer. It kept on looking into 2021. And then last week the CMA laid out its concerns — saying the...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Uber, Europe, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Tech, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Giphy, Digital Advertising, Facebook Although

Epic Games Files Complaint to Support UK Antitrust Watchdog's Apple Probe

Epic Games today said it had filed a complaint to the UK's antitrust watchdog in support of the government department's ongoing investigation into Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior. In September 2020, the United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an initial inquiry into developers' complaints about Apple's App Store and so-called "anti-competitive" practices. The CMA is now concluding its initial inquiry to launch an official investigation under Chapter II of the...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Australia, European Union, United States, Epic, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Cma, Apple Inc, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple UK Limited

The Station: Another Uber spinout is born and EVs dominate SPACs

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Our transportation desk is taking shape. Two new reporters, Aria Alamalhodaei and Rebecca Bellan started Monday and have already provided some new and interesting coverage. Tam...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Japan, California, Germany, Softbank, Tech, Tesla, Cnn, Automotive, Porsche, Paris, Union of Concerned Scientists, Ikea, Volkswagen

Apple faces yet another regulator investigation into whether its 30% App Store commission is unfair for developers, this time in the UK

Apple CEO Tim Cook. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The UK's competition regulator said on Thursday it has started investigating Apple.  Apple charges developers a commission of up to 30% on purchases customers make via App Store apps. Developers have complained the commission is unfair and anti-competitive. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Britain's competition regulator said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into Apple after complaints that the iPhone mak...
Tags: Apple, UK, Trends, Britain, European Commission, App Store, Cma, Reuters, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Apple Apple, Supantha Mukherjee, Andrea Coscelli, App Store Commission, Tim Cook MANDEL

Apple's App Store Faces New Antitrust Investigation in UK

Regulators in the UK have launched a new antitrust investigation into Apple’s App Store, according to an announcement from Britain’s Competition and Market’s Authority on Thursday. And if the details sound similar to the European Union’s antitrust probes, that’s no accident.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Technology, European Union, Companies, Itunes, Britain, Computing, App Store, Cma, Apple Inc, Big Tech, Andrea Coscelli

UK Antitrust Watchdog to Investigate Apple's App Store Policies [Updated]

Today the United Kingdom's Competition and Market Authority (CMA) launched an official investigation into the distribution of apps on iOS and iPadOS devices in the U.K. and the terms and conditions governing the platform. In September of last year, the authority launched an initial inquiry into developers' complaints about Apple's App Store and so-called "anti-competitive" practices. CMA is now wrapping up its initial inquiry to launch an official investigation under Chapter II of the 1998 Co...
Tags: Apple, UK, Featured, United Kingdom, Antitrust, App Store, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Competition and Market Authority CMA, Andrea Coseclli, UK Antitrust Watchdog to Investigate Apple

Apple’s App Store is now also under antitrust scrutiny in the UK

Apple is facing another antitrust investigation in Europe into how it operates the iOS App Store. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced today that it’s opened an investigation following a number of complaints from developers alleging unfair terms and as a result of its own work in the digital sector. “The CMA’s investigation will consider whether Apple has a dominant position in connection with the distribution of apps on Apple devices in the UK — and, if so, whether Apple i...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Competition, Epic, Arizona, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust

Tesla Model Y opponent from Sweden: The C40 Recharge SUV coupe is the first all-electric Volvo

So far, the Swedes have focused primarily on plug-in hybrids. Following the E version of the XC40, which was launched in the fall of 2020, the C40 Recharge will be the first Volvo model available only with an electric drive this year. The electric SUV coupe borrows some design elements from its platform brothers Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40. From the latter, it takes over the entire cockpit. Infotainment updates are automatic. The two e-motors produce a combined 408 hp and the range is 420 kilomet...
Tags: Google, Sweden, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Audi, Cma, Volvo, Newton, Geely, Ghent Belgium, Mercedes GLA, BI International, auto-translation Germany, International Licensed Content, Jeevan Ravindran

Volvo's second-ever EV just debuted without any leather - see the new C40 Recharge

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge. Volvo The 2022 C40 Recharge is a new, all-electric compact SUV from Volvo. It has an estimated 261 miles of range and a completely leather-free interior. No pricing was announced at this time, but we expect it to start at around $54,000. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. You can now count the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge on the list of upcoming electric vehicles.Unveiled on Tuesday, the C40 Recharge is the Swedish automaker's second EV destined for...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, Epa, EVs, Cma, Volvo, Electric Cars, Geely, Volvo Volvo, Ghent Belgium, Polestar, Kristen Lee

Volvo to sell only all-electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo Cars said it will only make and sell all-electric vehicles by 2030, as part of a broader transformation of the automaker that will include shifting sales online. “The key to sustainability is electrification, said Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson during a presentation Tuesday. “Together with investments in charging infrastructure that is the right way to go and the course we have chosen at Volvo.” The announcement was tied to the launch of the C40 Recharge, a low slung crossover based on th...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, China, Tech, Customers, Automotive, Cma, Volvo, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Samuelsson, Geely Holdings, CTO Henrik Green

EBay and Adevinta to sell UK sites Gumtree, and Shpock to get their $9.2B deal past regulators

After inking a $9.2 billion deal to merge their classifieds businesses last year, eBay and Norway’s Adevinta have announced a deal to sell off three popular web properties in the UK to get the deal cleared by local regulators, the Competition Markets Authority. The companies plan to sell off Adevina-owned Shpock, and eBay-owned Gumtree and — three UK sites that let individuals sell used goods and find/offer services — with the transactions expected to be completed in time for eBay a...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Ebay, Tech, Austria, M&a, Schibsted, Norway, North America, Cma, Gumtree, Stubhub, Wallapop

Facebook took the nuclear option in Australia. It may be on a collision course with at least 7 other countries.

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing news articles on its platform.  The move comes after months of wrangling with Australian officials.  But the tech giant also faces pressure from a growing number of governments on how it handles news. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook blocked Australian ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, Australia, Washington, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, Trends, Eu, Spain

Uber’s Autocab acquisition gets eyed by UK competition watchdog

Uber’s plan to acquire Autocab, a maker of SaaS for booking and dispatch software for the taxi and private hire vehicle industry which also operates a global trip marketplace for taxis and PHVs (iGo), is being looked at by the UK’s competition watchdog — which announced the launch of an inquiry today. The deadline for a decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on whether to refer the merger for an in-depth investigation is March 26. Uber announced its intention to acquire UK-based...
Tags: Uber, Europe, UK, Tech, Competition, United Kingdom, M&a, Cma, Acquisition, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Autocab

UK’s competition watchdog still eyeing Facebook’s Giphy buy

The UK’s competition regulator will make a decision on whether or not Facebook’s purchase of Giphy has a ‘realistic prospect’ of substantially lessening competition by March 25, it said today, as it continues to scrutinize the acquisition. “The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) hereby gives notice pursuant to paragraph (b) of the definition of ‘initial period’ in section 34ZA(3) of the [Enterprise] Act that it has sufficient information in relation to the completed acquisition by Facebook,...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, UK, Tech, Fitbit, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Acquisition, Giphy, Zuckerberg, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Competition Law, Facebook GIPHY, Facebook Inc of Giphy Inc, Giphy Facebook

UK resumes privacy oversight of adtech, warns platform audits are coming

The UK’s data watchdog has restarted an investigation of adtech practices that, since 2018, have been subject to scores of complaints across Europe under the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The high velocity trading of Internet users’ personal data can’t possibly be compliant with GDPR’s requirement that such information is adequately secured, the complaints contend. Other concerns attached to real-time bidding (RTB) focus on consent, questioning how this can meet the required ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Tech, Eu, Ireland, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Adtech, Iab, Open Rights Group, Ico, McDougall, Johnny Ryan, Information Commissioner s Office ICO, Simon McDougall

You’ll never believe what this email thread says about the ad-funded ‘open’ web

Among a number of claims on U.K. adtech lobby group MOW’s website is the canonical biggie that “Advertising funds the open web.” This coalition of “marketers,” whose members are not being made public despite its sweeping claims to love web openness — lest, MOW says, Google rain down punishment upon its ranks of “top companies from across the globe” — recently complained to the U.K.’s competition regulator about the tech giant’s plan to end support for tracking cookies. If you didn’t already...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Media, Advertising Tech, Australia, Wikipedia, Tech, Competition, Cma, Paywalls, Digital Advertising, Adtech, Iab

Google’s plan to replace tracking cookies goes under UK antitrust probe

Google’s plan to end support for third party cookies in the Chrome browser and its Chromium engine is under investigation by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The antitrust regulator said today that it’s launched a probe under Chapter II of the UK’s Competition Act 1998 into “suspected breaches of competition law by Google”. The move follows a complaint lodged in November by a coalition of digital marketing companies which urged the CMA to block Google’s implementation of the ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, UK, European Union, Mozilla, Commission, Cma, Google Facebook, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Information Commissioner 's Office ICO, Criteo, Trade Desk, Verizon Media, Privacy Sandbox, Federated Learning of Cohorts FLoC

The UK's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Google's plans to remove tracking cookies from Chrome

AMY OSBORNE/AFP via Getty Images The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has launched in investigation into Google's plans to remove third-party tracking cookies from Chrome. As part of the probe, the CMA is also investigating Google's "Privacy Sandbox" project, where it is proposing new, privacy-conscious technologies to replace cookies for advertising and measurement purposes. The CMA said it had received complaints from Marketers for an Open Web (MOW), a coalition of technology and ...
Tags: Chrome, Google, UK, Technology, Media, Advertising, Trends, Britain, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Reuters, Mow, Andrea Coscelli, AMY OSBORNE, Privacy Sandbox, Tanishaa Nadkar

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