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Amazon faces U.S. antitrust scrutiny on cloud business: Bloomberg

Added 12-04-19 09:03:01pm EST - “U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Amazon faces U.S. antitrust scrutiny on cloud business: Bloomberg”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond retail operations to include its cloud-computing business, Bloomberg on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The U.S. antitrust enforcers have been asking software companies about practices around Amazon’s cloud unit Amazon Web Services, the report said.

Big tech companies such as Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google, Apple Inc and Amazon face a slew of antitrust probes by the federal government, state attorneys general and congress.

FTC’s Technology Enforcement Division was focusing its probes of multi-sided platforms on illegal conduct and mergers that previously won antitrust approval.

FTC declined to comment, while Amazon did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

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