Google Map Anticompetitive Practices Lawsuits Take Center Stage / Digital Information World

For some time now, we’ve seen so many regulators start to weigh in on major tech giants and their anti-competitive practices. And the latest app to take a hit seems to be Google Maps.

According to the view of the regulators, the big monopolistic companies in the technology sector must feel the pressure that they do not own the market and therefore their every move is started to be monitored.

While this is good news for customers, the pressure is on major tech giants whose business models are most likely to suffer from this venture. And when we talk about the current or most recent survey taking center stage, well, it’s related to Germans having major problems with Google Maps.

A leading German office has taken legal action for its anti-competitive practices. They believe that the company has designed a personalized map tool that allows so many people to create a map of their preference through different apps and sites. But when it comes to using it with the regular Google Maps platform, they just won’t allow it to work, which is a major hurdle when using other mapping tools.

This can include delivery apps, tracking apps, and even travel apps. Now the German Cartel Office considers this to be a huge infringement and goes in the direction of an uncompetitive practice. Another similar issue is raised against Android where its automotive framework is called.

Critics believe that Google is preventing other automakers from stepping in and using other services in this way, which is very unfair when you think about it.

For now, we know that the Germans are beginning an investigation that highlights these concerns. And they also plan to take feedback from customers and other rivals regarding their experiences in this regard.

Google isn’t done yet as more questions are being raised about its Google News snippets that sideline certain stories while promoting stories from publishing houses with ties to the app. .

Now, the terms and conditions of the app are highlighted in terms of actual data processing.

But it’s not just Google that will feel the heat. We can expect a similar investigative effort to be launched against Meta, Apple, and even Amazon, which really means the majority of the tech market is being scrutinized.

If you think Google is globally targeted, well, think again. A new investigation by the US DOJ is also underway to investigate any unfair behavior by authorities.

H/T: Stadt-bremerhaven

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