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Another antitrust investigation into Apple’s deal with Amazon [Video]

Apple is today facing yet another antitrust investigation, to add to the already lengthy list. This time it’s to determine whether Apple and Amazon engaged in price-fixing over both Apple products and Beats headphones …

Reuters reports that an investigation has been opened in Italy.

Italy’s antitrust authority said on Wednesday it had opened an investigation into whether Apple and Amazon had engaged in anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple products and Beats headphones.

It said the investigation was aimed at establishing whether Apple and Amazon had reached an anti-competitive agreement to prevent electronics reailers not included in Apple’s official programme to sell the products.

If Apple and Amazon jointly agreed to block sales of products offered by non-authorized resellers, that could easily be considered price-fixing, by excluding sellers who might want to compete on price.

Apple and Amazon will likely defend the agreement on the grounds that it was reached to address the serious problem the …

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American entrepreneur Rachel Tipograph is the co-founder of MikMak, one of the fastest-growing woman-led startups of 2020-21.