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Google's Photomath takeover is no threat to competition, EU regulator says

By Nicholas Hirst and Tono Gil
  • 28 Mar 2023 18:09
  • 28 Mar 2023 18:20
Google has a green light from the EU merger regulator for its acquisition of Photomath, the world's most-used math education app, with the European Commission approving it without conditions today (see here). 
Photomath solves mathematical equations with a phone’s camera scan and has more than 300 million users. The app

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

Tono Gil

Regulatory Reporter

Tono is a competition reporter for MLex in Brussels. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a trainee in the European Parliament and as a correspondent in Valencia and Buenos Aires for the Spanish news agency EFE. Tono holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in Transmedia Journalism.

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