Apple, Google formally under investigation by Japan antitrust agency

Japan’s antitrust regulator is firing up a full examination to determine if Apple and Google have each unfairly leveraged their dominance over phones, smartwatches, and other wearables.

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Following the launch of the Japanese government’s antitrust investigation into Apple, and previous studies, the country’s Fair Trade Commission is now scrutinising the company. Japan’s FTC is to compile a report on why competition has remained static, and whether Apple and Google are using anti-competitive practices.

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