UK confirms antitrust probe of AndroidiOS mobile duopoly focused on browsers and cloud gaming

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  • Both of which are also still in train.The CMA has also previously conducted a deep dive study into online advertising which raised a raft of competition concerns and convinced it of the need to press the case for digital competition law reform.
  • That probe remains ongoing.While, in May this year, it opened a formal investigation into Google’s adtech stack — a few months after announcing it would probe allegations of collusion between Google and Facebook over ad bidding (aka the ‘Jedi Blue’ claims).
  • It also enables developers to choose the browser engine they want, and has been the launchpad for millions of apps.
  • Through the App Store, we’ve helped millions of developers turn their brightest ideas into apps that change the world, spurring an app economy that supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in the UK alone.
  • “This is on the basis that a targeted investigation will be more manageable to deliver results in a timely manner.
  • When the new Digital Markets regime is in place, it’s likely to address these sorts of issues.
The UKs antitrust watchdog has moved to deepen its scrutiny of the Apple and Google mobile duopoly kicking off an indepth investigation into elements of the pairs mobile ecosystem dominance by p [+10897 chars]