Monopolies (Anti Trust)


AVS3 added to DVB’s codec toolkit – EU Looks at AOM (AV1)

by Bob Raikes

What They Say DVB has added the Chinese AVS3 codec to its core specifications. The codec is said to be optimised for 8K and the DVB-AVC includes 8K conformance points as well as HFR …

Tags:AV1 Codec| Codecs| DVB| Monopolies (Anti Trust)

Links Mid-Week – Week Ending 17th June 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the middle of this week. Would You Buy the World’s First Laptop With …

Tags:Apple| CPUs| CRT| Dell| Desktop Monitors| DisplayLink| E Ink| EBU| EPD (Electrophoretic)| Financial Data| Intel| LCD displays| LED| Litigation| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Notebooks| Semiconductors| Smart TV| Sports and Stadiums| TCL| Testing| USA

MWC Preview

by Bob Raikes

What They Say MWC is taking place this week and John Strand, a forthright writer on the topic of telecommunications has published a preview. His topics include 5G, OpenRAN, AI, Cloud, IoT, Green, and …

Tags:5G| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| MWC 2022| Telecomms

Broadcom Does a Deal with the FTC

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Broadcom, which had already settled a dispute with the European Commission (Commission accepts Broadcom commitments for set-top chips), has now reached a similar deal with the US FTC. The company denied …

Tags:Broadcom| Litigation| Monopolies (Anti Trust)

What Bob Saw on the Net 20/11/2019

by Bob Raikes

Most days, our editor, Bob, spends some time looking around the net for news. Here are some articles and links that he thought worth sharing… (note that registration or subscriptions may be required!) Hands …

Tags:Dell| Desktop Monitors| Digital Signage| Flexible Displays| Foldable Devices| Game Playing| Huawei| LG Electronics (LGE)| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Motorola| OLED TVs| Pricing| Sky| Smartphones| UK (United Kingdom)

Philips, Asus and Pioneer Hit with $100+ Million in Antitrust Fines

by Andrew Fenn

The European Commission has fined consumer electronics manufacturers Asus, Philips and Pioneer for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on online retailers, in breach of EU competition rules. The fines, totalling over €111 million …

Tags:Asus| Large Display Monitor| Litigation| Mobile Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Philips| Price Fixing| Vol 25 - Issue 28

Google Fined Over $5 Billion in Smartphone Search Investigation

by Andrew Fenn

Google has been fined €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion) by the European Commission, which alleges that the company used its Android smartphone operating system to ensure that its search engine remained ahead of its competitors. …

Tags:Google| Large Display Monitor| Litigation| Mobile Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Vol 25 - Issue 28

Sainsbury-Asda Merger Likely to Face Competition Review

by Andrew Fenn

Following the recent announcement that UK supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Asda are proposing to merge their operations, the UK Competition and Markets Authority has commented that the deal is likely to be subject to …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Retail| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 25 - Issue 17| Walmart

Mitsubishi Agrees $33M Deal

by Bob Raikes

Mitsubishi has finally settled a US class action over a CRT pricing cartel by agreeing a $33 million agreement with indirect buyers of the CRTs, after agreeing a deal with direct buyers for $75 …

Tags:CRT| Large Display Monitor| Litigation| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Vol 25 - Issue 07

German Antitrust Office Looks at SmartTV Data Use

by Bob Raikes

The German Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Authority) is conducting an enquiry on the use of user data by smart TV makers and service suppliers. The first step will be an enquiry that will be sent …

Tags:Germany| Large Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Security| Vol 24 - Issue 47


Qualcomm Faces Antitrust Fine in Taiwan

by Alan Spencer

Following an investigation into wireless chipmaker Qualcomm, Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has concluded that certain of the company’s business practices are in violation of Taiwan’s antitrust law, and have imposed a fine of …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Qualcomm| Vol 24 - Issue 39

Fox Acquisition of Sky Cleared by EU

by Alan Spencer

The green light has been given by the EU Competition Authorities for the full acquisition of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox. 21st Century Fox already owns 39.1% of Sky. The acquisition, which was …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Sky| Vol 24 - Issue 14