Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

TechCrunch, here.

Algorithmic collusion

Seminar, Antonio Capobianco @OECD Trento University Dec. 13, 10.30 am, Conference Room. You're welcome! Tutti/e benvenuti/e!

Uber, Tinder, Snapchat and other top apps include trackers that secretly watch everything users do

The Independent, here.

Brüssel setzt Grenzen für das gläserne Bankkonto

FAZ, hier.

Mapping the Real Routes of Trade in Fake Goods

OECD, EUIPO, here.

PSD2: 'screen scraping' ban confirmed in finalised standards

Out-law, here.

Fairness in platform-to-business relations: Feedback Received by the EC

Google in praise of competition policy? "This decision, which hinges on specific facts related to online shopping ads, is under appeal to the European Union General Court. It shows that in situations where ranking is a matter of concern,
competition authorities have the appropriate tools to determine legal compliance
and therefore an additional ex ante regulation is not needed."

Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported

TechCrunch, here

"Screen Scraping ist nicht tot“

It-Finanznmagazin, hier.

Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft begrüßt Festlegungen der Europäischen Kommission zum PSD2-Kontozugang für Drittdienstleister, hier.

L’économie des plateformes : dissipation ou concentration de la rente ?

F. Marty, ici


Video Startup Can’t Outspend YouTube, So It Created a New Currency to Pay Creators

Bloomberg, here

Le numérique et la concurrence dans une économie et une société en transformation

J. Laitenberger, ici

German Kid Smartwatch Ban Opens Voice-Activated Privacy Debate

BNA, here

The Purchase Data Playbook For Marketers

AdExchanger, here

Algorithms: How Companies’ Decisions About Data and Content Impact Consumers

House of Representatives, COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE, Hearing Info  here.
Testimonies and Video available here.
The following issues may be examined at the hearing:
• How is personal information about consumers collected through the Internet, and how do companies use that information?
• How do companies make decisions about content that consumers see online?
• How effective are current policies and communications with consumers regarding the collection and use of personal data?   

Payment services: Consumers to benefit from safer and more innovative electronic payments

EC, hereRegulatory Technical Standards here.

Algorithms and competition

M. Vestager, here . Large friendly letters? "It's true that the idea of automated systems getting together and reaching a...