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Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks

Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business

Antitrust body imposes 3 million-euro fine on WhatsApp

ROME: Italy's antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a 3 million-euro fine on messaging service Whatsapp for allegedly obliging users to agree...

Break up Google: EU lawmakers

BRUSSELS: European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine.

U.S. business lobby concerned over China antitrust probes

BEIJING: Foreign companies are increasingly concerned they are being targeted by Chinese regulators, a U.S. business lobby said on Tuesday, as a Chinese antitrust agency defended probes into firms such as U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O).

EU seeks rivals’ feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

BRUSSELS: EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation.

China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

BEIJING:  A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatability of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.

China regulator says Microsoft should not obstruct anti-trust probe

BEIJING:  Microsoft Corp should not obstruct an anti-trust investigation by Chinese regulators, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) said on Monday, the latest shot fired by China's government at the U.S. software giant.