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.
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....
For all of the promises of the DMA, it is far from being a done deal. The European Commission is firing on all cylinders but it will need resolve and stamina to stay the course. And a lot of water will pass under the bridge until we see effective enforcement. Read...
Must watch: Making the internet better for everyone; unleashing competition, freedom, and innovation for consumers and small businesses.We call on the US Senate to bring a floor vote on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act...
One person’s Dark Pattern may be another person’s sales funnel simplification but increasingly consumers’ ability to make a free choice online is being eroded by large platforms. Listen to experts debate Dark Patterns in our recent...
The history of the Google Shopping case, investigations, and fines.
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