U.S. antitrust enforcers have been asking software companies
about practices around Amazon's cloud unit Amazon Web Services,
the report said.
Big tech companies such as Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google,
Apple Inc and Amazon face a slew of antitrust probes by the
federal government, state attorneys general and congress.
FTC's Technology Enforcement Division was focusing its probes of
multi-sided platforms on illegal conduct and mergers that
previously won antitrust approval.
FTC and Amazon declined to comment on the report.
In cloud computing, one of the fastest-growing areas in the
technology industry, businesses rent out servers from Amazon
instead of running their own data centers.
Amazon is the biggest cloud services provider, competing most
closely with Microsoft Corp. Smaller companies also compete to
provide services on cloud networks to developers and corporate
Analysts expect Amazon's cloud unit to generate $34.9 billion in
sales in 2019, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
In addition to the FTC probes, the Justice Department and House
of Representatives Judiciary Committee are investigating all
four big tech companies.
(Reporting by Rishika Chatterjee, additional reporting by Neha
Malara in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
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