The European Commission opened an investigation in December last year, saying the deal would allow Broadcom to restrict competition in the market for certain hardware components which interoperate with VMware's software.
The lawsuit could come as early as next month, Bloomberg reported.
By December, it had become apparent that all three regulators would scrutinize the deal — and that they were playing off one another’s plans.
The move comes after the country's Supreme Court upheld stringent antitrust directives last week, rejecting a Google challenge against the Competition Commission of India ruling that said the company abused its market position, ordering it to change how it markets its Android system in a key growth market.
The SC verdict will give impetus to the government and the country's consumers, media, app developers, OEMs and the industry towards creating an alternate ecosystem that will be independent from foreign big tech, said industry players
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The European Commission, which can impose fines up to 10% of a company's global turnover for antitrust violations and Meta declined to comment.
In a set of diktats, India's antitrust watchdog has prised open Google's playbook of preserving Android’s 96 percent market share in India's 600-million strong smartphone market.
Meta said it would accept the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) order to unwind the 2020 deal.
Europe's top court paved the way for such damage demands last year in a landmark ruling which ordered the EU executive to pay default interest on reimbursed fines in annulled antitrust cases.
The European Commission said it had sent a charge sheet known as a statement of objections to Apple, detailing how the company had abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices.
CCI had earlier the Karnataka High Court that its investigation arm Director General (DG) has given an assurance that they will complete the ongoing investigation on Google within 60 days 'in all likelihood'.
CCI's probe on Google's alleged abuse of dominance in news aggregation is the fifth such antitrust probe against the Internet giant in India.
Google had approached the Karnataka High Court on December 27 seeking more time to respond to the questions from the CCI related to the investigation over the mandatory use of its Play Store’s payment system for paid apps and in-app purchases
In its order on New Year Eve, CCI noted that the mandatory use of Apple's in-app payment solution for paid apps and in-app purchases restrict the choice available to the app developers to select a payment processing system of their choice.
Epic is trying to prove that the store has morphed into a price-gouging vehicle that not only reaps a 15% to 30% commission from in-app transactions, but blocks apps from offering other payment alternatives.
The Competition Commission believes that WhatsApp should have allowed users to opt out of the policy, as it did with a 2016 update. One of the biggest complaints against the platform is that it collects more data about users automatically and also through third parties.
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Preferential treatment, deep discounting and exclusive tie-ups e-commerce platforms offer tilt the balance in favour of select sellers. Such practices go against the spirit of fair trade, the lawyer representing the All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA) explains
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is reviewing a complaint filed in mid-March alleging that WhatsApp was bundling its digital payment facility within its messaging app
The meeting, which is being planned for Nov. 11, would be similar to a gathering this week in New York where state and federal enforcers from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission discussed their probe of Facebook, according to one of the sources.
A list naming a dominant player in every circle will be a first, which will also help address the issue of antitrust or unfair trade practices
The Federal Trade Commission had asked the company for information months ago as part of a preliminary investigation, a company spokesperson said in an email.
The US Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit in federal court in California claiming Qualcomm's practices amount to "unlawful maintenance of a monopoly in baseband processors," which are devices that enable cellular communications in phones and other products.
The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010.