Sector: Technology

Spreets’ $600,000 Deal of the Day

April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

ACCC’s focus on online markets continues with further penalties. Group buying website Spreets has become the latest in a line of online deal businesses to be ordered to pay penalties for misleading and deceptive conduct....

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Ok Google…how do you plead?

April 23, 2015 | 1 Comments

Google has ranked #1 on the European Commission’s hit-list this week...

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April Fool’s mediation in Steam case

March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The ACCC and Valve Corporation are scheduled to attend a mediation facilitated by the Federal Court of Australia on 1 April 2015. If the mediation doesn’t result in a settlement, the Court has set aside...

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Clearance trifecta

October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 2 October 2014, the ACCC demonstrated that, what can sometimes be perceived as a difficult path for merger applicants, can be a well-lubricated machine, with three high profile transactions achieving clearance through the informal...

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New head of DG Comp appointed

September 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

On 10 September, European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker announced the new organisational structure of the EU’s executive arm along with his new team of Commissioners, who are scheduled to take office in November 2014. Margrethe Vestager...

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All steamed up about consumer guarantees

September 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

The ACCC commenced proceedings on 28 August 2014 in the Federal Court of Australia against Valve Corporation, an e-commerce business based in the USA with no physical presence in Australia, alleging that Valve engaged in...

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The class action lawsuit against some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies alleging a conspiracy to not “cold call” employees has been settled for a reported US$324 million. The lawsuit followed a DOJ investigation and enforcement...

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Disk drive error, please restart your computer

December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hewlett Packard (HP) and Acer have both commenced action against a number of optical disk drive companies alleging that they have conspired to fix prices.  HP kicked things off by commencing proceedings in the Federal...

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The internet provides a powerful tool to reach a large and diverse base of consumers.  However, it also presents certain challenges for suppliers and manufacturers.  For example, a manufacturer may have concerns about the impact of...

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Google comes up trumps in High Court appeal

February 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 6 February 2013, the High Court upheld Google’s appeal, finding that it was not responsible for any misleading or deceptive representations contained in advertisements placed by its customers . In their alert, available here,...

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