The UK Competition Authority publishes a market study accusing two Big Tech companies of creating a duopoly in the market for mobile devices (Apple / Google)

Mobile devices, and the ecosystem of products, content, and services associated with them, are already central to our lives. The fundamental importance of these ecosystems, which are international in scope, is only set to increase, as the network of connected products and services extends into the ‘internet of things,’ ranging from smart watches to necessities such as the security, light, and heating of our homes. User activity on mobile devices accounts for the majority of internet usage in the UK. Such devices are the main channel through which products and services are now accessed and consumed, and are a platform through which millions of apps from hundreds of thousands of app developers are made available to users. Given their fundamental role, it is vital that the markets

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Luke Streatfeild, Kio Gwilliam, Ginevra Bicciolo, The UK Competition Authority publishes a market study accusing two Big Tech companies of creating a duopoly in the market for mobile devices (Apple / Google), 14 December 2021, e-Competitions December 2021, Art. N° 105402

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