Commission clears merger between Dow and DuPont, subject to conditions

Press Release, here

Winner-Take-All Digital Platforms / Big Data and Competition

Stigler Center, 28 March 2017, 3.30 pm Trento Time, live streamed, links here

The online advertising market in the EU

European Audiovisual Observatory, here

Conduct in the modelling sector

CMA, Case CE/9859-14, Decision here suspected of cartel activity in GVH probe

BBJ, here

Defining 'Big Data' in Antitrust

X. Boutin, G. Clemens, here.

What giants?" Asked Sancho Panza.
"The ones you can see over there," answered his master, "with the huge arms, some of which are very nearly two leagues long."
"Now look, your grace," said Sancho, "what you see over there aren't giants, but windmills, and what seems to be arms are just their sails, that go around in the wind and turn the millstone."
"Obviously," replied Don Quijote, "you don't know much about adventures.

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade To Stop The A.I. Apocalypse

VanityFair, here

BT to be fined £42m for breaching contracts with telecoms providers

OFcom, here

Whither Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration?

S. Salop, C. Shapiro, here

Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

MotherBoard, here

Maurice Stucke discussing "Virtual Competition" at Harvard University

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 06:00 pm Trento Time, Video here.

Alleged Collusion Cloud Over Airline Industry Shows Some Signs of Dissipation

Holland & Knight, here

Health Law, IP and Human Rights: Standardised Packaging of Tobacco

S. Palmer, Presentation here (slides and video)

Vestager: “We have found in more than one case, that there was a case of misleading information”

WSJ, here

Using Intellectual Property Tools to Achieve Human Rights Ends: The Example of the Marrakesh VIP Treaty

L. Helfer, Presentation here.

Big data in social sciences: a promise betrayed ?

The Undercover Historian, here

Mining Is The New Reading

IP-Watch, here

Banks and Tech Firms Battle Over Something Akin to Gold: Your Data

NYTimes, here

Algorithms and competition

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