The Latest in IT Security

German watchdog ends Amazon probe after pricing concession

26
Nov
2013

Germanys antitrust watchdog has dropped an investigation into Amazon after the worlds biggest Internet retailer agreed to stop forcing third-party merchants to offer their cheapest price when selling products on its platform. Amazon said in August it would stop its policy in the European Union that prevented merchants selling on its Marketplace from offering lower prices on other websites, including their own. Andreas Mundt, the president of the German cartel office, said it had decided to set aside the case against Amazon after the company agreed to cancel that demand from the terms and conditions of its contracts with merchants. Amazon is the largest online retailer and is in direct competition with Marketplace merchants, he said in a statement.

Tags:  
Comments are closed.

Categories

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments

Social Networks