Kelkoo Group was a hugely successful comparison-shopping service that was taken to a cliff edge by Google’s self-preferencing behaviour. We have been lobbying for fundamental change and fairness in global digital markets since 2011 and are one of the lead complainants in the Google Shopping case in Europe. We are in regular dialogue with global regulators who are keen to restore fair and contestable digital markets.
On the face of it, Google’s blog post on ‘An update on our preparation for the DMA’ begins innocuously enough. No alarm bells…until this clanger at the end…
Will Big Tech‘s dominance be further entrenched by generative AI – which in turn could derail the success of the DMA? Read more.
Between the doomsayers and prophets of an AI future, a stellar panel analyses how gatekeepers will leverage AI to strengthen their monopolistic positions and double down on anti-competitive practices.
Our CEO Richard Stables reflects on the past year in global digital markets – and what to expect in 2024?
With DMA compliance in March 2024, Google continues to double down on self-preferencing. 30 CSSs call on the EC for swift and firm enforcement. Read here for the full letter.
The DMA is well underway. Gatekeepers have until 6 March 2024 to comply with the obligations. But…no one expects it to be as straightforward as this. Big Tech will play its games. And this time, it’s using AI to distract regulators. Read our blog here.
The EU and UK are leading the way. Will it be a case of ‘winner takes it all?’ Or is global co-operation and convergence more important? Read our latest blog here.
Tune into our latest webinar to hear experts debate how the UK’s DMCC Bill and Europe’s DMA will deliver competition, innovation and choice.
Antitrust is cool again. David Cicilline talks about his time in Congress, launching a landmark investigation into Big Tech’s abuse of digital markets and how bipartisan support was secured.
Rich Stables, CEO of Kelkoo Group comments: “Kelkoo Group was a pioneer in comparison shopping which gave consumers access to the best online shopping deals. But since Google was allowed a stranglehold on digital markets by ranking or self-preferencing its own...
With self-preferencing behaviour banned under the Digital Markets Act, we have created a set of principles to help apply the text effectively. Our guide breaks down our proposed solution for a workable and DMA compliant remedy in Shopping....
“Will Big Tech’s AI distractions derail the DMA?” Five stellar panellists discuss the concerns and challenges around DMA compliance The European Commission must designate more services [in the DMA] and have more resources to deal with the complexities of digital...
So, after first presenting some very general ideas for DMA compliance in December 2022, Google has now finally begun testing changes on general search pages (supposedly) to comply with the ban on self-preferencing. Google previewed the changes at a workshop in...
The history of the Google Shopping case, investigations, and fines.
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