Comparative approaches of the United States and the European Union to the monopoly/abuse of dominance problem

E. Fox, here

Competition Policy in the European Union and the United States: The Treatment of Dominant Firms

B. Kovacic, here

Prime and Punishment

The Verge, here

Why US Antitrust Law Should Not Emulate European Competition Policy

G. Manne, here

AG Racine Sues Facebook for Failing to Protect Millions of Users' Data

Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, here.
Complaint here

Travel agents seek EU antitrust probe into Lufthansa pricing

Reuters, here

Amazon and Facebook Reportedly Had a Secret Data-Sharing Agreement, and It Explains So Much

Gizmodo, here

Google Keeps Yelp, Consumer Watchdog Out of EU Court Appeal

Bloomberg, here. The Order here.

The Web (in this part of the world?) now belongs to Google, and that should worry us

ArsTechnica, here.
And Google says it was just a bug, here

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

NYTimes, here

CMA tackles loyalty penalty charges

CMA, here

A Painting Given to Eric Clapton Cannot be Used on Album Cover Rules French Supreme Court

The 1709 Blog, here

Vorwurf an Google: Microsoft Edge mit unfairen Mitteln verdrängt

Heise.de, hier and here and here

AG Bobek opinion on embedded plugins

EUCJ, here (and here)

The Tactics & Tropes of the Internet Research Agency

New Knowledge, Whitepaper here; slide deck here.

Google still claimed to be blocking search rivals on Android, despite Europe’s antitrust action

TechCrunch, here

UK watchdog says Big Tech pose biggest threat to banks

Reuters, here

Structuralist Innovation: A Shaky Legal Presumption in Need of an Overhaul

D. Auer, here

YES, BIG PLATFORMS COULD CHANGE THEIR BUSINESS MODELS

Wired, here

Warren bill would get feds into generic drug manufacturing

Politico, here

GOOGLE ANDROID: RECORD-BREAKING FINE ON ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES UNDER ARTICLE 102 TFEU

A. Chirita, here

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S ANDROID DECISION AND BROADER LESSONS FOR ARTICLE 102 ENFORCEMENT

N. Banasevic, here

AMAZON AND THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE

S. Vezzoso (this blog's author), here

A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S GOOGLE ANDROID DECISION

P. Akmar, here

WITH UNCERTAIN DAMAGE THEORY COME UNPREDICTABLE EFFECTS OF REMEDIES: “LIBRES PROPOS” ON THE ANDROID CASE

F. Marty, J. Pillot, here

Google Android Antitrust: Dominance Pivots and a Business Model Clash in Brussels

R. Picker, here

DRAFT ETHICS GUIDELINES FOR TRUSTWORTHY AI

EC's HIGH-LEVEL EXPERT GROUP ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, here

THE IP RIGHTS EXEMPTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION LAW RULES TO BE REPEALED

Clifford Chance, here

Commission approves plan by France, Germany, Italy and the UK to give €1.75 billion public support to joint research and innovation project in microelectronics

EC, here.
Statement here.

Trento also involved: Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Mercedes-Benz customers benefit from new data services

Daimler, here

CMA proposes reforms to improve competition in audit sector

CMA, here

Modernisation of EU consumer protection rules: A new deal for consumers

EP ThinkTank, Briefing here.

The IRA, Social Media and Political Polarization in the United States, 2012-2018

P. Howard, B. Ganesh, D. Liotsiou, J. Kelly & C. François, here.

Strategic Review of Retail Banking Business Models

FCA, Final Report, here; Annexes here

COMCO Secretariat agrees with Apple about a TWINT-friendly solution

WEKO, here

GOOGLE’S SECRET CHINA PROJECT “EFFECTIVELY ENDED” AFTER INTERNAL CONFRONTATION

The Intercept, here

The folly of trolleys: Ethical challenges and autonomous vehicles

Brookings, here

Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, With a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line

WSJ, here

The End of the Ad-Supported Web - What if we got the business model of the web wrong?

Unlock, here

Shaping competition policy in the era of digitisation: Contributions Received

EC, here.
All of them in one single, searchable pdf file, here (930 pp.). You're welcome.

Commission fines BEH Group € 77 million for blocking access to key natural gas infrastructure in Bulgaria

EC, here

Apple Pay und nun?

IT-Finanzmagazin.de, hier

Year in a Word: Techlash

FT, here

UK Fintech Revolut Receives EU Banking Licence through the central bank in Lithuania

Financemagnates.com, here

ApplePay ist digitale Wegelagerei

H. Bender, hier

Judge Koh rejects Qualcomm's bid to introduce new evidence related to Intel's success with Apple, Qualcomm's new 5G agreements

FOSS Patents, here

Commission fines Guess €40 million for anticompetitive agreements to block cross-border sales

EC, here

It’s time for a Bill of Data Rights

M. Tisné, here

Vom Datenschutz zur human-zentrierten Datenwirtschaft

M. Beyer-Katzenberger, hier (s. 71 ff.), hier.

DEMOCRACY UNDER THREAT: RISKS AND SOLUTIONS IN THE ERA OF DISINFORMATION AND DATA MONOPOLY

House of Commons, Canada, Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, here

Freigabe des Zusammenschlusses der CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA mit der FKP SCORPIO Konzertproduktionen GmbH

Bundeskartellamt, Fallbericht hier

Google 2018 Hearing

Live here.
For a piece of history, you can compare with Eric Schmidt's 2011 Hearing, Video here

On the privacy-conscientious use of mobile phone data

Y. de Montjoye et al., here.

Comments on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy

NTIA, here

Tencent: WeChat Is More Than A Product, It’s ‘An Ecosystem’

AdExchanger, here

The Business of Selling Your Location

NYTimes, Podcast here.

Investigation of generic ‘cartel’ expands to 300 drugs

WashingtonPost, here

Apple Pay finally launches in Germany

TechCrunch, here

Competition Cases Involving Platforms: Lessons from Europe

N. Petit, here

BEUC: Eine Europäische Strategie für die Daten und Platformwirtschaft (in 3 Bildern)


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Economic dependence: what can we learn from the industrial organization approach?

P. Bougette, O. Budzinski, F. Marty, here

Apple Pay in Deutschland – Fragen und Antworten

Heise.de, hier

EU's Vestager may investigate Apple Pay if there are formal complaints

Reuters, here

Written Testimony

S. Pichai, Before the House Judiciary Committee, Hearing on “​Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices” December 11, 2018, here.

Delete All Your Apps

Motherboard, here.

Fortnite-maker aims for Steam’s head with Epic Games Store

TechCrunch, here.

Google personalizes search results even when you’re logged out, new study finds

The Verge, here.

Internet giants pose existential threat to banks: BIS chief

Reuters, here.

When Considering Federal Privacy Legislation

N. Chilson, here.

Experian/ClearScore

CMA, Provisional findings report here.

(What I find a bit surprising is the playing down of the PSD2-Open Banking effects)

Apple/Shazam: Data Is Power, But Not a Problem Here

N. Zingales, here.

Some Considerations on Intelligent Online Behavioural Advertising

G. Noto La Diega, here. 

Antitrust by Design – Kartellrechtliche Technik-Compliance für Algorithmen, Blockchain und Plattformen?

S. Louven, hier. 

The State of European Tech 2018

Orrick, here

EU's Vestager Urged to Probe How Tech Giants Cash In on Ads

Bloomberg, here.
Brave's letter here.
Transcript of the FTCHearing mentioned here, but you can also enjoy the video 🍿.

Apple Lawsuit Could Impact How Courts View Antitrust Cases

Legal Tech News, here

Datenschutzbehörde: STANDARD-Angebot entspricht DSGVO

Der Standard, hier

Algorithms and competition

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