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Italy probes tech giants over "free" mobile games

  • Italy's antitrust watchdog is investigating Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN), as well as French game developer Gameloft (GLOFF), for allegedly promoting mobile games as being free even though users have to pay to play beyond a certain point.
  • "Insufficient information seems to be provided to consumers about the settings needed to stop or limit the purchases within the app," the watchdog said.
  • The probe comes as the EU also investigates the issue, although the maximum fine that the Italian authority could issue would be €5M ($6.9M) per company.
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