Amazon is reportedly being checked out within the US relating to doubtlessly anticompetitive insurance policies on the subject of the cloud computing enviornment.
In keeping with a report from Bloomberg, Federal Commerce Fee investigators have widened their scope past Amazon’s retail operations to take a look at AWS (Amazon Net Companies), which may imply the FTC is attempting to determine whether or not Amazon is breaching any antitrust rules with its cloud division.
Sources who wished to stay nameless advised Bloomberg that FTC investigators have been questioning software program firms across the practices of AWS by way of whether or not they might be dangerous to the cloud competitors.
After all, that is all only a rumor for now – and even whether it is true, the FTC probing with some questions right here and there doesn’t essentially imply this may go any additional than that.
When questioned over this by Bloomberg, neither Amazon nor the FTC might be drawn to touch upon the matter.
Bloomberg mentions that one potential line of enquiry is likely to be whether or not Amazon might be enjoying favorites among the many third-party sellers on AWS, favoring those that work with it solely, versus those that push their merchandise with different cloud suppliers as effectively.
Bloomberg has beforehand asserted that Amazon has been below scrutiny relating to its practices with the corporate’s market and third-party distributors who promote their wares on Amazon.com.
All of this may occasionally come to nothing, after all – and Amazon definitely isn’t the one tech large to…