The EU fining Google over Android is too little, too late, say experts

The Guardian, here.

Microsoft-GitHub Deal Poses New ‘Data Eavesdropping’ Questions

Bloomberg, here and here

EC’s Android Suit: the Stupidest Antitrust Suit of All Time?

Tech Freedom, here.

Google Shrugs Off EU Fine; Damage to Hinge on Rivals' Next Moves

Bloomberg, here.

Europe is right to stand up to Google’s power

FT, here.

Oversight of the FTC

Energy and Commerce Committee, here.

FTC Chair Says Commission ‘Very Interested’ in EU's Google Fine

Bloomberg, here.

The Android decision is out: the exciting legal stuff beneath the noise

Chilling Competition, here.

The EU’s Google Android antitrust decision falls prey to the nirvana fallacy

G. Manne, here.

Android: Error 404 “Theory Not Found”

Baker McKenzie, here.

Android has created more choice, not less

Google, here.

Why the Commission’s Google Android decision harms competition and stifles innovation

D. Auer, here.

Commission fines Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine

EC, Press Release, here. See also Commissioner Vestager’s Statement here.

EU Competition Commissioner Vestager: Press Conference on the Android Decision

Video here.

DoubleClick in sights of ACCC for abusing market position

The Australian, here

Winners & Losers in the Digital Age: Kara Swisher on data privacy, data deals and mobile addiction

Video here

RISE OF THE API COPYRIGHT DEAD?: AN UPDATED EPITAPH FOR COPYRIGHT PROTECTION OF NETWORK AND FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE

P. Menell, here

Google should give away a free Home smart speaker to every US household, Morgan Stanley suggests

CNBC, here

OHIO V. AMERICAN EXPRESS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

J. Newman, here

Why Android is Google’s Trojan horse.

T. Vinje, here

Rapprochements à l'achat dans le secteur de la grande distribution à dominante alimentaire: L'Autorité de la concurrence renforce ses investigations et ouvre des enquêtes

Autorité de la concurrence, ici

EU consumer rules: The European Commission and EU consumer authorities push Airbnb to comply

EC, here. 

Vestager’s misguided Google crusade

Politico.eu, here

Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: Trust Online

BCCP 2018 Conference, videos here

Competition issues in the Area of Financial Technology (FinTech)

EP, Study requested by the ECON committee, here

Por qué es una mala noticia que las empresas rivales compartan accionistas

J. Azar, M. Schmalz, I. Tecu, aquì

Google Play Store Rival Files Antitrust Complaint to EU

Bloomberg, here

Luxusprodukte rechtfertigen Vertriebsverbot auf Amazon.de

Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main, Urteil vom 12.07.2018, Az. 11 U 96/14 (Kart), Pressemitteilung hier

The Commission’s Meddling in Android Could Backfire

ITIF, here

El cálculo de los daños causados por el cártel de los fabricantes camiones

F. Marcos, aquí.

Datenkapitalismus – eine ökonomische Betrachtung

T. Kretschmer, L. Wiewiorra, J. Krämer, A. Oehler, M. Horn, J. Haucap, S. Klein, J. Hüllmann, hier.

Shaping competition policy in the era of digitisation: Call for contributions

EC, here.

Max. 10 pages. Do you already know how you’re going to contribute?

Supreme Court decision on credit cards undermines competition, celebrates price increases, and will contribute to economic inequality

M. Kades, here.

The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate? Written and Oral Evidence

UK Parliament, here.

Aka Online Platforms: to regulate or not to regulate?

EU-KOMMISSION : Neue Diskussion über Google-Zerschlagung

FAZ, hier.

Kartellrechtliche Ausnahmeregelungen

Monopolkommission, hier.

PREZZI FARMACI ANTITUMORALI RIDOTTI FINO ALL’80%: OTTEMPERANZA DI ASPEN

AGCM, here

Is Facebook a publisher? In public it says no, but in court it says yes

The Guardian, here

CMA demands pricing action from energy company

Press Release, here

EC consults stakeholders on draft guidelines to help national courts estimate the economic harm caused by cartels

Press Release, here.
Draft Guidelines for national courts on how to estimate the share of overcharge which was passed on to the indirect purchaser here

BEIS - Modernising Consumer Markets: Green Paper; CCP's Consultation Response

CCP, UEA, here.
Bruce Lyons, here

Singapore regulator says Uber-Grab merger may have been unlawful

FT, here

Grab/Uber merger: CCCS Provisionally Finds that the Merger Has Substantially Lessened Competition, Proposes Directions to Restore Market Contestability and to Impose Financial Penalties

CCCS, here.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON POSSIBLE REMEDIES TO ADDRESS POTENTIAL COMPETITION CONCERNS ARISING FROM GRAB/UBER MERGER here.

ANTITRUST IMPLICATIONS OF LABOR PLATFORMS

M. Steinbaum, Podcast here (while you're lying on the beach, you know).

Facebook fan pages and EU data protection law

L. Woods, here

Claudette meets GDPR

Study Report, Funded by The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), here.
See also TechCrunch, here.


When copyright goes wrong

R. Corrigan, here

Formal comments of the EDPS on a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market

EDPS, here

Publication des statistiques agrégées sur le fonctionnement des algorithmes de recommandation, classement ou référencement de contenu

 Assemblée Nationale, ici.

Design et Attention : perspectives critiques

InternetActu, ici.

Control, Alt or Delete? The future of consumer data

Which?, here.

Consumer data in online markets

Oxera for Which?, here.

Modernising consumer markets: Consumer Green Paper

UK Gov, here (IMI: I missed it 😊).

Forscher: Android-Apps schicken Screenshots und Videos an Drittfirmen

Heise.de, hier

Government welcomes Lords AI report, vaunts industrial strategy

ComputerWeekly, here

Monopolkommission verteidigt Versandapotheken

FAZ, hier

Ohio v. Amex, Supply Chain Fairness, and the Inadequacy of Antitrust’s Consumer Welfare Standard

R. Woodcock, here

Facebook confirms that it’s acquiring Bloomsbury AI

TechCrunch, here

Data Ownership, Regulation, and Blockchain Dominate Platform Markets

G. Parker, M. Van Alstyne, P. Evans, here

COMPETITION WITHOUT COMPETITORS? A RESEARCH AGENDA FOR BIG TECH

N. Petit, Presentation here

Algorithms, Machine Learning, and Collusion

U. Schwalbe, here

Global Market Power

J. De Loecker, J. Eeckhout, here

Legal row between retailers and card processors faces fresh delay

FT, here

The Supreme Court just quietly gutted antitrust law

L. Khan, here.

Android Fine May Come in Mid-July as EU Dances Around Trump Trip

Bloomberg, here.

The Regulatory Compass: Towards a purpose-driven approach to financial regulation’

The Finance Innovation Lab, here.

UBS testet digitale Assistenten in der Vermögensverwaltung

FAZ, hier.

FCA welcomes firms working on crypto-assets to latest sandbox cohort

FinExtra, here

Report on the impact of Fintech on incumbent credit institutions' business models

EBA, here

Report on prudential risks and opportunities arising for institutions from FinTech

EBA, here

AT&T promised lower prices after Time Warner merger—it’s raising them instead

ArsTechnica, here.

Statement of FTC Chairman Joe Simons Regarding Federal Court Ruling in FTC v. AbbVie

FTC, here.
Ruling here.

Amazon Ran an die Pille

SZ, hier.

IPG Confirms $2.3 Billion Deal to Acquire Data Marketing Company Acxiom

AdWeek, here.

Stand und Entwicklung der Unternehmenskonzentration in Deutschland

Monopolkommission, hier.

Algorithmen und Kollusion

Monopolkommission, hier.

Big Business Keeps Winning at the Supreme Court

The Atlantic, here

Facebook Faces Broadened Federal Investigations Over Data and Privacy

NYTimes, here

The Paradox of Technological Déjà Vu

Digitopoly, here

La idea de misión

M. Mazzucato, aquì.

ÉCONOMIE AUGMENTÉE. NOUVELLES PERSPECTIVES.

Autorit de la concurrence, ici. 

Tech for TechLawyers: The Hardware

N. Brown, Video here

Jack Ma Embraces Blockchain for Ant But Warns of Bitcoin Bubble

Bloomberg, here

Festrede Andreas Mundt zur 53. Theodor Heuss Preisverleihung

Hier. 

Platforms and personal data processing : the potential for achieving systemic transparency

P.-O. Dehaye, I. Hahn, G. Jargalsaikhan, here.  J
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The state of the Internet in France

Arcep, here

Políticas de competencia para una economía digital: el marco regulatorio e institucional y el contexto internacional

G. Núñez, J. De Furquim, M. Pereira, here

A Nobel-winning economist’s guide to taming tech monopolies

Quartz, here

CMA launches enforcement action against hotel booking sites

CMA, here

Data in the payments industry

PSR, Discussion paper, here

How the Disney-Fox Deal Got DOJ’s Greenlight Quicker Than Expected

Variety, here

With Amex Ruling, Modern IO Theory Makes Important Inroads with SCOTUS

R. Picker, here

The future of banking is open

PWC, ODI, here

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

TechCrunch, here

The seven-year legal fight between Apple and Samsung over smartphone patents has ended with a whimper

NYTimes, here

"Open Banking is a revolution for the whole industry"

J. Basini, here

The Effect of Institutional Ownership Types On Innovation and Competition

P. Borochin, J. Yang, R. Zhang, here

Your Phone Is Listening—Literally Listening—to Your TV

K. Waddell, here

The internet: to regulate or not to regulate?

UK Parliament, Witnesses here

When the Econometrician Shrugged: Identifying and Plugging Gaps in the Consumer Welfare Standard

K. Caves, H. Singer, here

The 17 years since the Microsoft antitrust case taught us that regulation can spur innovation

Quartz, here

The German cement cartel – a landmark decision for private damages actions

CoRe Blog, here

Wettbewerbshüter warnen vor automatisierten Preisabsprachen

WiWo, hier

Facebook offers fresh detail about its ties to dozens of outside companies in more than 700 pages of new data turned over to Congress

Washington Post, here

Artificial Intelligence and the 'Good Society': The US, EU, and UK Approach

C. Cath et al., here

The State of Artificial Intelligence in 2018: A Good Old Fashioned Report

N. Benaich, I. Hogarth, here

Young generation tempted by Amazon bank-like services

Computerweekly, here

Government response to House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Select Committee’s Report on AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able?

UK Gov, here

Gütekriterien für algorithmische Prozesse

N. Rohde, hier

Companies under strain from GDPR requests

FT, here

How regulators can prevent excessive concentration online

The Economist, here and here.

Can Technology Be Stopped?

BBC Radio 4, Podcast here

Oracle to locate European fintech hub in Brussels

FinExtra, here

Before “After Consumer Welfare” -- A Response To Professor Wu

D. Melamed, N. Petit, here

Algorithms and competition

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