Here below you find the most relevant articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.
Australia said on Thursday technology giants such as Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Google (GOOGL.O) will have to agree to new rules to ensure they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, or the government will impose new controls on them. Read More.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook Inc from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Read More.
EU antitrust regulators are considering taking a tougher line against tech giants by forcing them to do more to ensure a level playing field, a senior European Commission official said on Tuesday, a move which could affect Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google. Read More.
The largest dairy co-op in the United States is in talks to acquire Dean Foods, a milk processing company that sought bankruptcy protection last month. Read More.
Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo raises serious competition concerns for UK customers that may require an in-depth investigation by the CMA. Read More.
More and more, merging parties argue that their merger does not raise competition concerns because they are not each other’s closest competitors. Parties have advanced this argument even in markets where there will be only two or three remaining firms post-transaction, including the merged firm. Read More.
This is the second in a series of TOTM blog posts discussing the Commission’s recently published Google Android decision. It draws on research from a soon-to-be published ICLE white paper. Read More.
Thanks a million to all those of you who attended, sponsored, wanted to attend, or otherwise followed our conference last Monday. Read More.
Guillaume Frechette (New York University), Alessandro Lizzeri (New York University), Tobias Salz (MIT)
Traditional taxi services are giving way to ride-hailing companies such as Uber in many cities around the world – partly as a result of new technologies that make it easier to match waiting passengers with searching drivers; and partly because new entrants have been able to avoid local price and entry regulation. Read More.
Wing Man Wynne Lama and Xingyi Liu
Data portability rules are generally thought to encourage consumers to switch between different service providers and facilitate entry of new firms. Read More.
Herbert Hovenkamp and Fiona M. Scott Morton
The Chicago School of antitrust has benefitted from a great deal of law office history, written by admiring advocates rather than more dispassionate observers. Read More.
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