CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ABUSE OF A DOMINANT POSITION – SINGLE ECONOMIC UNIT – DOUBLE-SIDED MARKET – PREDATORY PRICING – OTHER SERVICES

Predatory pricing : The Paris Court of Appeals requests an opinion from the French Competition Authority on the predatory nature of zero pricing in online mapping and localisation services (Google / Bottin cartographe)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Google's conviction at first instance: Predatory gratuitousness sanctioned The Bottin Cartographe company specialises in the creation of web applications for access maps, maps for locating addresses and online route planning. Google offers this type of service free of charge to Internet users through its Google Maps application. At the same time, it offers a free service and a premium service to website publishers. The free service, Google Maps API, allows to integrate a Google Maps map into a website. This product is similar to a paid product offered by the Bottin Cartographe company. The latter considered that the free Google Maps API service

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Predatory pricing : The Paris Court of Appeals requests an opinion from the French Competition Authority on the predatory nature of zero pricing in online mapping and localisation services (Google / Bottin cartographe), 20 November 2013, Concurrences N° 1-2014, Art. N° 63643, pp. 68-70

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