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Apple, Amazon hit with antitrust investigation in Spain over hardware sales deal

Apple and Amazon are being investigated in tandem in Spain, for arrangements the pair have allegedly made to squeeze out third-party sellers of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in the country.Spain’s Comision Nacional De Los Mercados Y La Competencia (CNMC) announced on Friday morning that it was investigating if Apple and Amazon have unfairly colluded to “reduce competition in the Internet retail market for electronic products.” Specifically, the group is looking for proof of any deals that the pair have made limiting sale of Apple products to Amazon itself.Spain’s CNMC goes beyond just sales of hardware. The inquiry also is investigating if the effort is strengthening Amazon’s position in marketing services to third-party resellers. Read more…
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