Apple may be next in EU antitrust sights

With Microsoft’s antitrust appeal now decided, the next US technology company to get a place on the European Union (EU)’s regulatory hot seat may be Apple, says an antitrust expert.”The decision by the Court of First Instance is a clear signal to the European [Competition] Commission that it has the leeway to go ahead,” says Herbert Hovenkamp, a professor at the University of Iowa College of Law and a noted antitrust scholar. “[The commission] now has a license to go ahead, and they have a pretty aggressive posture. I think this bodes ill for some companies.”

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