EU backtracks on Apple and Microsoft 'gatekeeper' designation

Edge and iMessage will no longer be subject to DMA rules

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EU backtracks on Apple and Microsoft ‘gatekeeper’ designation
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EU backtracks on Apple and Microsoft ‘gatekeeper’ designation

The European Commission (EC) has retracted its decision to classify certain offerings from Apple and Microsoft as ‘gatekeeper services’ under the Digital Markets Act (DMA).

The decision exempts Apple's iMessage and Microsoft's Edge, Bing and Advertising from DMA regulations, which are  designed to limit self-preferencing and promote competition. Previously, the EU ...

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