Abuse of dominance and big tech: An Apple Store case after the Google Android case?

For the second year in a row, the European Commission has fined Google for abuse of dominance. In the Android case, the company was sentenced for imposing contractual restrictions that stifled competition on the market. This Android case is very similar to the Apple Store case currently pending before the US Supreme Court. On the other side of the Atlantic, Apple is accused of monopolizing the market with its online store. In the light of the Android case, this study aims to examine whether this Apple Store case is likely to rebound in the European Union.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. Summer 2017, summer 2018: two summers, two Google convictions. For the second consecutive year, the European Commission has chosen the period of holidays and major motorway crossings to condemn the famous search engine. It imposed the highest fine in the history of European antitrust. Hostilities [1] began on 27 June 2017. In the Google Shopping [2]decision , Google was fined a record fine of more than €2 billion for abuse of a dominant position through a practice known as "leveraging" [3]. In this case, Google was found to be using its dominant position in the online search market to advantage its own product in an adjacent market, the market for

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Walid Chaiehloudj, Abuse of dominance and big tech: An Apple Store case after the Google Android case?, November 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88146, pp. 215-222

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