Apple facing FTC probe following Music launch – report

Apple is apparently facing a probe from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) following the launch of its Apple Music service, related to the way it treats competing products. According to Reuters, the issue centres on the fact that Apple takes …

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Taipei court upholds $650K fine against Apple

A Taipei court has upheld a decision by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to impose a fine of TWD20 million ($650,000) on Apple for its restrictive businesses practices considered to be anti-competitive. The company was fined by the FTC for …

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FTC takes action on health app claims

The US Federal Trade Commission took action against MelApp, an app that says it can help diagnose or assess melanoma risks in users, barring it from making “deceptive or unsupported claims”. The company behind it, Health Discovery Corporation, was fined $17,963. It is …

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Qualcomm keeps expectations in check; reveals 5G push — report

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf (pictured) warned investors that the company expects revenue over the next five years to slow as the mobile chipset vendor deals with a number of challenges. Speaking at the company’s annual analyst day in New York, Mollenkopf …

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Google to pay $19m for bogus kids app purchases

Google on Thursday agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint over the unfair billing of millions of dollars worth of in-app purchases, to the tune of at least $19m. The case also forced a change in Google’s billing practices as children were the users of the applications which allowed in-app purchases without authorisation.

FTC broadsides T-Mobile over “bogus charges”

US watchdog the Federal Trade Commission slammed T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, alleging that the carrier made “hundreds of millions of dollars” from bogus premium SMS charges never authorised by subscribers.