Trending

Stories

UK Will Investigate Apple and Google’s ‘effective Duopoly.’

Must Read

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it will examine if Apple and Google constitute a duopoly on mobile devices given their control over app stores.

Alongside its existing examination of Apple over the App Store, the CMA has begun investigating whether the dominant iOS and Android platforms represent unfair competition, AppleInsider reported on Tuesday.

Also Read

“Apple and Google control the major gateways through which people download apps or browse the web on their mobiles — whether they want to shop, play games, stream music or watch TV,” CMA Chief Executive Andrea Coscelli was quoted as saying.

“We’re looking into whether this could be creating problems for consumers and the businesses that want to reach people through their phones,” he said.

Referring to the existing App Store investigation, he added that the CMA had “already uncovered some worrying trends,” and that “consumers and businesses could be harmed if they go unchecked.”

This new study would in theory, have come under the aegis of the UK’s newly formed Big Tech regulator. However, the Digital Markets Unit will have no authority until new legislation empowers it in 2022.

The CMA calls for users or businesses to contribute to its study and emphasizes that it solicits the views of developers in particular. The closing date for submissions is July 26.

Stay updated

Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss an update on the latest tech, gaming, startup, how to guide, deals and more.

Latest

Stories

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest

Grow Your Business

Place your brand in front of tech-savvy audience. Partner with us to build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

- Advertisement -

Related

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
OnePlus Nord N30 5G goes official in the U.S. Apple Introduces Vision Pro VR Headset for Augmented and Virtual Reality Microsoft to Pay $20M Fine for Violating Children’s Privacy with Xbox Nothing Phone (2) Confirmed for India Production Fitbit Integration with Google Accounts Begins Xiaomi 13 Ultra Global Launch: Offers, Price, Specs Meta Unveils Quest 3 VR Headset, Reduces Price for Quest 2 Foxconn to Manufacture iPhones in Karnataka, India: Creating 50,000 Jobs Amazon Echo Pop: Stylish Semi-Sphere Smart Speaker in India Redmi Display A27: Affordable 27 Inches Monitor with 100Hz Refresh
OnePlus Nord N30 5G goes official in the U.S. Apple Introduces Vision Pro VR Headset for Augmented and Virtual Reality Microsoft to Pay $20M Fine for Violating Children’s Privacy with Xbox Nothing Phone (2) Confirmed for India Production Fitbit Integration with Google Accounts Begins Xiaomi 13 Ultra Global Launch: Offers, Price, Specs Meta Unveils Quest 3 VR Headset, Reduces Price for Quest 2 Foxconn to Manufacture iPhones in Karnataka, India: Creating 50,000 Jobs