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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 73

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.

New York Times

Google to Charge Phone Makers for Android Apps in Europe

Google has always made its Android mobile operating system available free as a way of getting its search engine, web browser and other applications on as many devices as possible to collect data about users and to sell advertising. Read More.


Linde says FTC's Commissioners looking into merger

Industrial gases maker Linde (LIN1.DE) said on Monday it had completed work with the staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on remedies to secure approval for the proposed merger with Praxair (PX.N) and that the package had been submitted to the FTC’s Commissioners. Read More.

European Commission

Commission approves acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft. The Commission concluded that effective competition in the relevant markets would continue and Microsoft would have no incentive to undermine the open nature of GitHub's platform. Read More.


CMA sets out scope of Sainsbury’s / Asda merger investigation

The CMA has today set out the issues it expects to examine in its investigation of the Sainsbury’s / Asda merger. Read More.

Truth on the Market

Reflections on the recent filings in Qualcomm/FTC dispute

On Monday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm reportedly requested a 30 day delay to a preliminary ruling in their ongoing dispute over the terms of Qualcomm’s licensing agreements–indicating that they may seek a settlement. Read More.

Work in Progress


John Kwoka
From the 1970s until a few years ago, many observers concluded that antitrust was in retreat. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

The European Commission’s Obligation to Record Meetings in Antitrust Cases

Jacopo Figus Diaz
The European Commission (‘EC’) routinely organises in-person meetings and telephone interviews in the course of antitrust investigations. Read More.

The Logic of Market Definition

David Glasner
This paper seeks to clarify market definition, partly by explaining what should not factor into the exercise. Read More.

Working Paper

Algorithms, Machine Learning, and Collusion

Ulrich Schwalbe
This paper discusses the question whether self-learning price-setting algorithms are able to coordinate their pricing behaviour to achieve a collusive outcome that maximizes the joint profits of the firms using these algorithms.Read More.

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