In Brief: Trader body seeks renewal of probe against Amazon, Flipkart

In Brief: Trader body seeks renewal of probe against Amazon, Flipkart
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8 Apr, 2020

A trader group has sought the renewal of the antitrust investigation into ecommerce companies Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, according to a report on Reuters, which cited a court filing. The appeal by the Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh is likely to be heard in April, the report said. In January, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) had ordered an investigation into alleged violations of the Competition Act, 2002, by the ecommerce companies. However, the probe was put on hold after the Karnataka High Court granted a stay order on the investigation. It may be noted that last month, the CCI was expected to initiate a fresh probe against Flipkart, following an appeal by the All India Online Vendors Association.

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CSS partners with HERE to provide advanced location analytics solutions 

Milpitas, California-based information technology service management company CSS has partnered with location intelligence provider HERE to provide advanced location analytics solutions for their customers. CSS will leverage the HERE platform and products, including Here location suite (HLS), routing, positioning and tracking fleet analytics, to create location-based solutions using geospatial data and advanced analytics, according to a statement. The companies look to address the market demand for location services in the geospatial services space, which aims to improve fleet productivity and driver retention, while lowering operational costs, the statement added.