Amazon gets under the FTC spotlight
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will take a closer look at the internet giant Amazon, which now also looks at the cloud activities. Sources reported this to Bloomberg news agency. The FTC is already investigating Amazon’s practices in its web store operations.
According to the insiders, the FTC has contacted software companies to inquire about their experiences with Amazon Web Services, as the group’s cloud division is called. Amazon is a very large player in the field of cloud, where services are offered via the internet. It is now being considered whether Amazon is violating competition rules in the cloud and putting competition at a disadvantage, the sources said.
In September it was announced that the FTC is investigating whether Amazon is abusing its dominant position in the market for web stores. In addition, smaller retailers selling their products through Amazon are asked about their experiences. Amazon is also under fire from competition authorities in Europe.