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Valur Thrainsson
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Big Tech antitrust report concludes that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are anti-competitive | Vox
"Companies that once were scrappy, underdog startups ... have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons," the report says.

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Big tech blows a collective raspberry at the House’s antitrust report | TechCrunch
Big tech has responded to the mammoth antitrust report put out by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee yesterday with blanket denials there’s any monopolistic behaviour or competitive imbalances to see here. Below is a quick run down of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s rebuttals.
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U.S. playing catch up in regulating Big Tech | POLITICO
“Europe is in the throes of a major revolution" on digital regulation, says one economist.
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Poland hits Gazprom with the world’s largest competition fine | POLITICO
The Russian giant says it will appeal a decision that has strong political overtones.
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Andrea Coscelli, CEO of the CMA, has spoken today at New York’s Fordham University about the need for digital reform and the latest thinking on a new regulatory regime. Read more.
As a contribution to the debate on competition enforcement in the digital era and future rules for digital platforms,... Read more.
The writing is on the wall for Big Tech: regulation is coming. At least, that is what the House Judiciary Committee’s report into competition in digital markets would like us to believe.  The Subcommittee’s Majority members, led by Rhode Island’s Rep. David Cicilline, are calling for a complete overhaul of America’s antitrust and regulatory apparatus. Read more.
On 5 October 2020, the General Court of the European Union (GC) partially annulled decisions of the European Commission (EC) to order on-the-spot inspections (dawn raids) of a number of French retailers[1]. The GC held that the EC did not have sufficiently strong evidence to launch dawn raids in respect of some of the suspected... Read more.
Chiara Fumagalli, Massimo Motta
We show that the incentive to engage in exclusionary tying (of two complementary products) may arise even when tying cannot be used as a defensive strategy to protect the incumbent's dominant position in the primary market. Read more.
Eric Lewis and Randy Chugh
Starting with the pioneering work of Azar, Schmalz, and Tecu (2018), a rapidly growing body of empirical evidence on the effect of common ownership on market outcomes has emerged. However, testing the robustness of these results to alternative methods and data sources is just beginning. Read more.
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