Italian antitrust watchdog fined Amazon €1.13 billion (about $1.28 billion) for abuse of market dominance, Reuters reports. According to the European country, Amazon.it leveraged its dominant position to push third-party sellers to use its own logistics service Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA).

Amazon Fulfilment Center near Rome, Italy

The regulator claimed Amazon tied exclusive benefits, such as the Prime membership, to the use of exclusive benefits such as using FBA, getting promotions and visibility on its website. The blue logo of Prime helps users to navigate through listings, but…

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