Microsoft and Apple contest EU’s impending gatekeeper classification

  • Microsoft and Apple have disputed Bing and iMessage’s inclusion in the EU’s list of ‘gatekeepers’, purportedly failing to meet Digital Markets Act (DMA) thresholds.
  • The list portrays companies requiring compliance with competition and user data moderation rules; Microsoft argues Bing lacks the reach, while Apple’s iMessage disputes the active user count.
  • Included companies will need to ensure data sharing, competitor linkage, and service interoperability within six months, per DMA rules.
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