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Italian regulator to probe 'misleading' mobile app practices

Monday 19 May 2014 | 08:49 CET | News
Italy's anti-trust and competition regulator AGCM has announced a wide-ranging investigation into what it claims are the "unfair commercial practices" of US tech multinationals Apple, Google and Amazon and French game developer Gameloft in relation to mobile game apps. AGCM will be looking into whether the four companies are misleading customers by advertising mobile game apps as "free", when the fact is that "subsequent purchases are required to continue playing", said the anti-trust watchdog in a statement. The regulator believes that the practice could be considered misleading because

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Amazon / Apple / European Commission / Gameloft / Google
Countries: Italy
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