Ticketmaster faces antitrust scrutiny after Taylor Swift ticket chaos

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Ticketmaster is facing more scrutiny from politicians after its chaotic presales for tickets to Taylor Swift’s tour. Tennessee attorney general Jonathan Skrmetti said he is looking into whether Ticketmaster violated consumers’ rights and antitrust regulations. Skrmetti is the latest politician who has called attention to Ticketmaster and Live Nation’s hold on the ticketing market. This…

Beats: Italian antitrust fine for Apple and Amazon cancelled on appeal

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An antitrust win for Amazon and Apple in Italy where an appeals court has cancelled a multimillion dollar penalty the pair were hit with last year for alleged collusion following an investigation into the reselling of Apple and (Apple-owned) Beats kit on Amazon’s Italian e-commerce marketplace. The original €203M (total) penalty had already been reduced […]

Beats: Italian antitrust fine for Apple and Amazon cancelled on appeal by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

UK’s antitrust watchdog finally eyes action on Apple, Google mobile duopoly

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The UK’s competition watchdog has published its final report on a comprehensive, year-long mobile ecosystem market study — cementing its view that there are substantial concerns about the market power of Apple and Google which require regulatory intervention. Back in December, its preliminary report on the market study also identified concerns and discussed potential remedies…