Tuesday 27 June 2017

Apple included in EU investigation

Independent.ie reporters

APPLE has been included in an investigation into whether technology firms colluded in restricting competition in the e-books market.

Others named include publishers like Penguin, Harper Collins and Hachette Livre.

The investigation centres on whether these firms "have engaged in illegal agreements or practices that would have the object or the effect of restricting competition in the EU".

It follows raids on a number of publishers earlier this year and a related probe by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading.

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