The UK Competition Authority plans market investigation into mobile browsers and cloud gaming (Apple / Google)

Apple and Google “hold all the cards” with interventions needed to give innovators and competitors a fair chance to compete in mobile ecosystems

CMA plans market investigation into mobile browsers and cloud gaming* The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on the launch of a market investigation into Apple and Google’s market power in mobile browsers and Apple’s restrictions on cloud gaming through its App Store. In parallel, it is also taking enforcement action against Google in relation to its app store payment practices. This follows a year-long study of the companies’ mobile ecosystems, the final report of which has been published today. The study found that Apple and Google have an effective duopoly on mobile ecosystems that allows them to exercise a stranglehold over these markets, which include operating systems, app stores and web browsers on mobile devices. Without interventions, both companies are

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UK Competition Authority, The UK Competition Authority plans market investigation into mobile browsers and cloud gaming (Apple / Google), 10 June 2022, e-Competitions June 2022 - II, Art. N° 106999

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