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Warren Edwards 2019-03-20
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European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, just announced the EU’s third big antitrust fine against Google.

Google’s ad-brokering competitors) from using its advertising tool, AdSense, to display search ads.

This has now resulted in a €1.49 billion fine (1.29 percent of Google’s turnover in 2018).

The third @Google case: @Google is fined €1,49bn for illegal practices in search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position.

They shouldn’t do that – it denied consumers choice, innovative products and fair prices.

— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) March 20, 2019

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Rex Canale 2020-10-06
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Margrethe Vestager isn't afraid of going toe-to-toe with Silicon Valley's most powerful companies and ruthlessly enforcing antitrust laws.
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James Desmond 2021-06-16
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Cook, in his first public comments about the Digital Markets Act (DMA) proposed by EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, said parts were good but others were not.
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Lawrence Bowman 2019-03-18
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But she is coy about his next job.

"the Question is difficult to answer"' says Margrethe Vestager.

This is expected to be the week that Margrethe Vestager announces his candidacy for the job as EU commission president.

so long as she keeps completely silent about the matter.

”It remains to be seen,” said the competition commissioner a few days before the liberal grouping, ALDE, is expected to publish its candidates.

To her victims hear everyone from Apple to Google to the Russian state gas giant Gazprom.

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Everett Enriquez 2018-07-18

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has tweeted to confirm the penalty ahead of a press conference about to take place.

@Google now has to stop it

— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) July 18, 2018

This story is developing… refresh for updates…

The fine is the second major penalty for the ad tech giant for breaching EU competition rules in just over a year — and the highest ever issued by the Commission for abuse of a dominant market position.

The company has since made changes to how it displays search results for products in Europe.

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William Figueroa 2016-08-30
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'State aid' will be recovered, plus interest

Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's Competition Commissioner

The European Commission has ruled that tax arrangements between Ireland and Apple were in breach of the EU's state aid laws, and said the American corporation needs to cough up €13bn in back taxes, plus interest.

Delivering her judgment in Brussels this morning, the EU's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said:

Member States cannot give tax benefits to selected companies – this is illegal under EU state aid rules.

The Commission's investigation concluded that Ireland granted illegal tax benefits to Apple, which enabled it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years.

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Michelle Briggs 2019-07-16
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The European Union's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, will launch a formal investigation into Amazon within days, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Amazon's role as both a seller and a platform for other merchantshas become one of the most contentious areas of the business, with the Federal Trade Commission also looking at the practice.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Amazon is reportedly facing an antitrust probe in the EU.

According to a report from Bloomberg, the EU's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager — a formidable force when it comes to scrutinizing big tech — will launch a "full-blown" investigation into Amazon withing days.

Vestager said last year that her team had started to look into how Amazon was using the data from sales of its third-party sellers on the platform.

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Paul Kliebert 2016-07-14
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EU antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager has accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the online search market.

The European commission has filed a third antitrust charge against Google, this time against its AdSense advertising business.

The EU regulator accuses Alphabet s Google of abusing its dominance in search to benefit its own advertising business, which has historically been the company s main revenue stream.

The EC also reinforced its existing charge against Google s shopping service, which the regulator says receives preferential treatment in search results.

European competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said: Google has come up with many innovative products that have made a difference to our lives.

The commission said it had sent two statements of objections to Google and given its parent company, Alphabet, 10 weeks to respond.

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Marion Kimberlin 2020-09-25
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Contesting decision of General Court that Irish set-up was kosher

European Commission executive vice-president Margrethe Vestager is set to fight to have Apple's tax benefit in Ireland ruled as state aid.…

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William Ewing 2017-12-22
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I know most people would have chosen somebody like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, or the incredibly talented will.i.am as the tech person of the year, but I went another way, a person that in the strictest sense isn’t even in tech.

She has had a massive impact on how big tech operates in Europe — and quite possibly the rest of the world — through monumental cases such as Amazon’s €250 million tax fine and Alphabet’s (Google) historic €2.4 billion fine for anti-trust violations.

That’s why I’ll be focusing on the ideals she’s bringing to tech through her role as Commissioner and why they’re important.

She brought a certain zeal to the office and she’s generally perceived to be more determined than her predecessor, especially when it comes to putting influential companies in their place.

Up until now, Vestager has been mostly concerned with tax practices of big tech — like the massive €13 billion tax bill she made Ireland collect from Apple back in 2016 — but it’s been reported that she’s now made her team look into cases concerning how companies collect and use personal data.

That doesn’t come as a surprise, given Vestager’s digital privacy concerns.

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Danny Duck 2018-09-19
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EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday that the EU has started a preliminary investigation into Amazon's over potential antitrust violations.

She said concerns had been raised over how Amazon is using data from third-party sellers, and whether it is helping the company predict the "new big thing."

She slapped Google with a $5 billion dollar fine in July for abusing the market dominance of Android.

The European Union is investigating another tech giant for potentially shady dealings — this time it's Amazon.

In a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, answered a question from a journalist about whether the EU was looking into antitrust violations by Amazon.

It is not yet a formal inquiry, she added.

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Emma Martin 2019-11-07
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The European Competition Commission's Margrethe Vestager has tech CEOs quaking in their boots.

For a couple of years now, skeptical politicians across the western world have been wondering whether US tech giants are getting too big for their own good.

But ask one of Silicon Valley's most feared regulators, Margrethe Vestager of the European Competition Commission, and she'd say no.

Vestager has handed out multibillion dollar antitrust fines to pretty much every tech titan the US has produced in the last 20 years, but that doesn't mean she wants to see them torn apart.

The renewed interest and engagement with regulation from the US is "very welcome," said Vestager.

In the scandal's wake, Vestager is keen to see the company say less and do more.

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Joshua Herbert 2018-07-18
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”They have manipulated and monopolized the market”, says it-professor Mark Skilton.

Google has breached EU competition laws when they forced the Android manufacturers and mobile operators to use their apps, which cemented their position as the largest search service on the internet.

On Wednesday shared the EU-commission issued a record fine of 4,34 billion euro, equivalent to 44 billion, as a punishment.

”Google has done that other search engines are not able to compete based on merit”, says Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner.

If Google does not comply with our rules, Google can penalized with fines of 5% of the entire Alphatbets circulation – daily”, says Margrethe Vestager.

A living ecosystem, rapid innovation, and lower prices are classic signs of robust competition,” he writes.

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Samuel Norton 2017-11-02

As the European Commissioner for Competition, she has handed Google a $2.7 billion fine and ordered Apple to pay $15 billion in back taxes.

You shouldn’t fear a law enforcer, you should be afraid not to do the right thing.

Which is of course to play by the rulebook.

They want the facts of the case, the evidence, the jurisprudence.

We also see that sometimes government actions can make it very difficult for businesses to compete on their merits.

The Google case is also about who is to make the choice.

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John Wyckoff 2019-10-18
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“This action will not have a material impact”

Semiconductor heavyweight Broadcom says it will challenge the European Commission (EC) in the courts following the placement of “interim measures” on the company during an antitrust investigation.

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager says the EC has “strong indications” that Broadcom is engaging in anti-competitive practices and warned that these are causing “serious and irreparable harm”.

The commission states that Broadcom is dominant in three different system-on-a-chip (SoC) markets, namely TV set-top boxes, fibre modems and xDSL modems.

The EC believe that the firm has abused its dominant position in these markets by establishing “exclusively or quasi-exclusively” conditions with six manufacturers of TV set-top boxes and modems.

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: “We have strong indications that Broadcom, the world’s leading supplier of chipsets used for TV set-top boxes and modems, is engaging in anticompetitive practices.

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David Gilmore 2016-12-20
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the EUROPEAN commission has accused Facebook of having misled the authority in connection with the purchase of Whatsapp for 123 billion in February 2014.

Facebook should have argued that it was not technically possible to combine the user data from the two services, something the Danish Margrethe Vestager, the EUROPEAN commissioner for competition, now motstrider.

Facebook provided us with incorrect or misleading information during the review of its takeover of Whatsapp.

Facebook now has the opportunity to respond, " says Margrethe Vestager according to the Financial Times.

Since last summer, Facebook started sharing data from Whatsapp users to other parts of its business, which according to the newspaper has led to complaints from customers as well as competitors.

If Facebook folds, it can lead to fines of up to 1% of the company's revenue, which in 2014 corresponded to sek 1.2 billion.

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Warren Edwards 2019-03-20
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European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, just announced the EU’s third big antitrust fine against Google.

Google’s ad-brokering competitors) from using its advertising tool, AdSense, to display search ads.

This has now resulted in a €1.49 billion fine (1.29 percent of Google’s turnover in 2018).

The third @Google case: @Google is fined €1,49bn for illegal practices in search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position.

They shouldn’t do that – it denied consumers choice, innovative products and fair prices.

— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) March 20, 2019

James Desmond 2021-06-16
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Cook, in his first public comments about the Digital Markets Act (DMA) proposed by EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, said parts were good but others were not.
Everett Enriquez 2018-07-18

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has tweeted to confirm the penalty ahead of a press conference about to take place.

@Google now has to stop it

— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) July 18, 2018

This story is developing… refresh for updates…

The fine is the second major penalty for the ad tech giant for breaching EU competition rules in just over a year — and the highest ever issued by the Commission for abuse of a dominant market position.

The company has since made changes to how it displays search results for products in Europe.

Michelle Briggs 2019-07-16
img

The European Union's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, will launch a formal investigation into Amazon within days, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Amazon's role as both a seller and a platform for other merchantshas become one of the most contentious areas of the business, with the Federal Trade Commission also looking at the practice.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Amazon is reportedly facing an antitrust probe in the EU.

According to a report from Bloomberg, the EU's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager — a formidable force when it comes to scrutinizing big tech — will launch a "full-blown" investigation into Amazon withing days.

Vestager said last year that her team had started to look into how Amazon was using the data from sales of its third-party sellers on the platform.

Marion Kimberlin 2020-09-25
img

Contesting decision of General Court that Irish set-up was kosher

European Commission executive vice-president Margrethe Vestager is set to fight to have Apple's tax benefit in Ireland ruled as state aid.…

Danny Duck 2018-09-19
img

EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday that the EU has started a preliminary investigation into Amazon's over potential antitrust violations.

She said concerns had been raised over how Amazon is using data from third-party sellers, and whether it is helping the company predict the "new big thing."

She slapped Google with a $5 billion dollar fine in July for abusing the market dominance of Android.

The European Union is investigating another tech giant for potentially shady dealings — this time it's Amazon.

In a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, answered a question from a journalist about whether the EU was looking into antitrust violations by Amazon.

It is not yet a formal inquiry, she added.

Joshua Herbert 2018-07-18
img

”They have manipulated and monopolized the market”, says it-professor Mark Skilton.

Google has breached EU competition laws when they forced the Android manufacturers and mobile operators to use their apps, which cemented their position as the largest search service on the internet.

On Wednesday shared the EU-commission issued a record fine of 4,34 billion euro, equivalent to 44 billion, as a punishment.

”Google has done that other search engines are not able to compete based on merit”, says Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner.

If Google does not comply with our rules, Google can penalized with fines of 5% of the entire Alphatbets circulation – daily”, says Margrethe Vestager.

A living ecosystem, rapid innovation, and lower prices are classic signs of robust competition,” he writes.

John Wyckoff 2019-10-18
img

“This action will not have a material impact”

Semiconductor heavyweight Broadcom says it will challenge the European Commission (EC) in the courts following the placement of “interim measures” on the company during an antitrust investigation.

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager says the EC has “strong indications” that Broadcom is engaging in anti-competitive practices and warned that these are causing “serious and irreparable harm”.

The commission states that Broadcom is dominant in three different system-on-a-chip (SoC) markets, namely TV set-top boxes, fibre modems and xDSL modems.

The EC believe that the firm has abused its dominant position in these markets by establishing “exclusively or quasi-exclusively” conditions with six manufacturers of TV set-top boxes and modems.

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: “We have strong indications that Broadcom, the world’s leading supplier of chipsets used for TV set-top boxes and modems, is engaging in anticompetitive practices.

Rex Canale 2020-10-06
img
Margrethe Vestager isn't afraid of going toe-to-toe with Silicon Valley's most powerful companies and ruthlessly enforcing antitrust laws.
Lawrence Bowman 2019-03-18
img

But she is coy about his next job.

"the Question is difficult to answer"' says Margrethe Vestager.

This is expected to be the week that Margrethe Vestager announces his candidacy for the job as EU commission president.

so long as she keeps completely silent about the matter.

”It remains to be seen,” said the competition commissioner a few days before the liberal grouping, ALDE, is expected to publish its candidates.

To her victims hear everyone from Apple to Google to the Russian state gas giant Gazprom.

William Figueroa 2016-08-30
img

'State aid' will be recovered, plus interest

Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's Competition Commissioner

The European Commission has ruled that tax arrangements between Ireland and Apple were in breach of the EU's state aid laws, and said the American corporation needs to cough up €13bn in back taxes, plus interest.

Delivering her judgment in Brussels this morning, the EU's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said:

Member States cannot give tax benefits to selected companies – this is illegal under EU state aid rules.

The Commission's investigation concluded that Ireland granted illegal tax benefits to Apple, which enabled it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years.

Paul Kliebert 2016-07-14
img

EU antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager has accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the online search market.

The European commission has filed a third antitrust charge against Google, this time against its AdSense advertising business.

The EU regulator accuses Alphabet s Google of abusing its dominance in search to benefit its own advertising business, which has historically been the company s main revenue stream.

The EC also reinforced its existing charge against Google s shopping service, which the regulator says receives preferential treatment in search results.

European competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said: Google has come up with many innovative products that have made a difference to our lives.

The commission said it had sent two statements of objections to Google and given its parent company, Alphabet, 10 weeks to respond.

William Ewing 2017-12-22
img

I know most people would have chosen somebody like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, or the incredibly talented will.i.am as the tech person of the year, but I went another way, a person that in the strictest sense isn’t even in tech.

She has had a massive impact on how big tech operates in Europe — and quite possibly the rest of the world — through monumental cases such as Amazon’s €250 million tax fine and Alphabet’s (Google) historic €2.4 billion fine for anti-trust violations.

That’s why I’ll be focusing on the ideals she’s bringing to tech through her role as Commissioner and why they’re important.

She brought a certain zeal to the office and she’s generally perceived to be more determined than her predecessor, especially when it comes to putting influential companies in their place.

Up until now, Vestager has been mostly concerned with tax practices of big tech — like the massive €13 billion tax bill she made Ireland collect from Apple back in 2016 — but it’s been reported that she’s now made her team look into cases concerning how companies collect and use personal data.

That doesn’t come as a surprise, given Vestager’s digital privacy concerns.

Emma Martin 2019-11-07
img

The European Competition Commission's Margrethe Vestager has tech CEOs quaking in their boots.

For a couple of years now, skeptical politicians across the western world have been wondering whether US tech giants are getting too big for their own good.

But ask one of Silicon Valley's most feared regulators, Margrethe Vestager of the European Competition Commission, and she'd say no.

Vestager has handed out multibillion dollar antitrust fines to pretty much every tech titan the US has produced in the last 20 years, but that doesn't mean she wants to see them torn apart.

The renewed interest and engagement with regulation from the US is "very welcome," said Vestager.

In the scandal's wake, Vestager is keen to see the company say less and do more.

Samuel Norton 2017-11-02

As the European Commissioner for Competition, she has handed Google a $2.7 billion fine and ordered Apple to pay $15 billion in back taxes.

You shouldn’t fear a law enforcer, you should be afraid not to do the right thing.

Which is of course to play by the rulebook.

They want the facts of the case, the evidence, the jurisprudence.

We also see that sometimes government actions can make it very difficult for businesses to compete on their merits.

The Google case is also about who is to make the choice.

David Gilmore 2016-12-20
img

the EUROPEAN commission has accused Facebook of having misled the authority in connection with the purchase of Whatsapp for 123 billion in February 2014.

Facebook should have argued that it was not technically possible to combine the user data from the two services, something the Danish Margrethe Vestager, the EUROPEAN commissioner for competition, now motstrider.

Facebook provided us with incorrect or misleading information during the review of its takeover of Whatsapp.

Facebook now has the opportunity to respond, " says Margrethe Vestager according to the Financial Times.

Since last summer, Facebook started sharing data from Whatsapp users to other parts of its business, which according to the newspaper has led to complaints from customers as well as competitors.

If Facebook folds, it can lead to fines of up to 1% of the company's revenue, which in 2014 corresponded to sek 1.2 billion.