Do not pass go, to not collect $200
As we expected the EU has finally waded into Google for “abusing” its dominant position in the smartphone market by forcing device makers to adopt certain apps.
Shares fall as EU makes anti-trust noises
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is having an Annus horribilis this year with the world and its dog wanting to sue for it playing its monopoly games.
Anti-trust probe in South Korea
Qualcomm can’t really get a lucky break anywhere. The chipmaker has just confirmed that it is facing an anti-trust probe in South Korea.
Buy us a nice sticky bun instead
Google has told EU antitrust regulators' that it is jolly unfair that they are considering a hefty fine against the search outfit and they should consider other penalties.
$7.93 million fine
The European Union has fined optical maker Quanta Storage $7.93 million for participating in a cartel of eight ODD vendors, ODMs and OEMs.
Or face a huge fine
Tsar Putin has decided that Google is going to have to ditch its current Android business model if it wants to continue to work in Mother Russia.
Watchdog starts snuffling
Not contented being caught red-handed trying to raise the cost of ebooks, the fruity cargo cult Apple is attempting to sting its rivals in the music business.
Still refuses to confess because it insists it is not evil.
Fruity cargo cult Apple has lost its appeal against conviction for conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books but is still refusing to admit it could have done anything wrong.
Because it is too caring and sharing
Apple's wheeling and dealing with the record labels is under US antitrust scrutiny as it might turn out to be a little bit illegal.
We are too perfect
Fruity cargo cult Apple has an interesting way of dealing with court appointed watch-dogs – it simply ignores them.