Amazon follows Google's lead - and not in a good way

European antitrust chief steps up scrutiny of the e-commerce giant’s use of data from third-party sellers and its pricing practices

European antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager intensified a probe that started last year into Amazon, ovrt how the company uses data from third-party sellers of goods on its marketplace. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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(BLOOMBERG) - is getting the Google treatment.

Google's years of punishment over antitrust violations meant the online advertising giant started booking "European Commission fine" as a recurring cost in its annual earnings reports - the cumulative figure has topped €8.2 billion (S$13 billion).

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