Apple Pay and iOS App Store under formal antitrust probe in Europe – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Apple is under formal investigation by antitrust regulators in European Union — following a number of complaints related to how it operates the iOS App Store and also its payment offering, Apple Pay. The Commission said today that it has concerns that conditions and restrictions applied by the tech giant may be distorting competition…

Amazon reportedly facing antitrust probes in California, Washington

[ad_1] Amazon’s antitrust headaches don’t appear to be going away. State officials in California and Washington are reportedly looking into Amazon’s handling of third-party sellers on a platform where the company also sells its own, competing products. Amazon faced similar scrutiny in 2019 from the European Union. The news of a California investigation was first…

Democratic senators flag Uber’s possible Grubhub deal over antitrust concerns – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In a new letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, a group of Democrats in the Senate urge regulators to “closely monitor the negotiations” between Uber and Grubhub and to initiate an antitrust investigation if a rumored deal between the two companies comes to pass. In a letter signed…

All your reaction GIFs now belong to Facebook, as it buys Giphy for $400M

[ad_1] Enlarge / Ironically, their logo is static, not animated. Giphy Seven years ago, Facebook claimed not to support the 21st century’s new favorite communication tool, the animated GIF. Oh, how times have changed: Today, Facebook’s newest acquisition is one of the Internet’s most popular GIF hosting sites. Facebook is making Giphy part of the…