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It is said that the EU will launch an anti-monopoly investigation against Amazon within a few days and severely punish Qualcomm.

via:博客园     time:2019/7/17 10:03:51     readed:148

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Original title: Amazon in EU Crosshairs as Vestager Fights Big Tech to the End - Bloomberg

NetEase Technology News, July 17 news, according to foreign media reports, two people familiar with the matter said that EU competition director Margaret & Middot; Margrethe Vestager is preparing to launch a comprehensive anti-monopoly against Amazon within a few days survey.

For several months, Vistag has always hinted that she hopes to conduct a preliminary investigation into Amazon's unfair use of sales data and the sale of products at a lower store price than its market platform. By intensifying investigations, officials can start filing lawsuits that could eventually result in Amazon being heavily fined or ordered by the court to change its operations.

Johannes Kleis, a European consumer organization BEUC spokesperson in Brussels, said: “If you find powerful platforms that use the data they accumulate to gain advantage over competitors, consumers and markets Will bear the cost burden. ”

At the same time, Qualcomm may be the second heavy penalty in the EU as early as next week, because the company is suspected of selling chips at a low price and squeezing the living space of smaller competitors. Qualcomm was fined last year for obstructing competitors’ shipments to Apple, and has been subject to repeated antitrust investigations since 2005.

Vestag has imposed a record fine on Google and ordered Apple to pay billions of euros in taxes. By competing with Amazon CEO Jeff · Jeff Bezos, Vestag has been putting pressure on large technology companies until her term ends.

Amazon, Qualcomm and the European Commission declined to comment on the plan to launch the survey. (small)<#comment>

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