Italy's Antitrust Watchdog Looks Into Google App Dominance

Law360, London (May 17, 2019, 12:34 PM BST) -- The Italian Competition Authority said Friday it has opened an investigation into Google Inc. over allegations it is abusing its dominant market position in the smart-device sector.

Italy's antitrust regulator said it has started preliminary proceedings against Google over claims the internet giant is abusing its dominance in the market for smart-device operating systems. (AP) Italy's antitrust regulator said it had approved the start of preliminary proceedings against parent company Alphabet Inc., Google LLC and Google Italy S.r.l., collectively referred to as Google. The regulator confirmed that investigators carried out inspections on Thursday at some of the companies with the help...

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