EU antitrust authorities flex muscles over Microsoft Teams and the Apple App Store

Apple and Microsoft face fines of 10% of annual global turnover over alleged anti-competitive behaviour

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EU antitrust authorities flex muscles over Microsoft Teams and the Apple App Store
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EU antitrust authorities flex muscles over Microsoft Teams and the Apple App Store

European Union regulators have accused Microsoft of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by bundling Teams with its popular Office suite of software. At the same time, the EU has accused Apple of breaching the freshly minted Digital Markets Act over its App Store rules, an infraction that carries with it the possibility of fines amounting to ten per cent of annual global turnover.

The European Commission opened a formal investigation into Microsoft Teams in July 2023 "to assess whether Microsoft may have breached EU competition rules by tying or bundling its communication an...

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