It is no surprise that a judge allowed the AT&T-Time Warner acquisition to proceed given the government’s poor case; the question is if a better case could have been made. What is ultimately needed, though, are new laws.
The DOJ is suing to block AT&T from acquiring Time Warner; the case is stronger than precedent might seem, because precedent is actually on the government’s side. Politics, though, loom large.
Uber’s disasters continue, but the Lyft partnership with Waymo has a chance to be existential.
Apple’s E-book case finally came to it’s likely end a few week’s ago; it’s worth reviewing what was at stake in light of recent news that Apple Music could face a similar investigation. Then, if Apple Music will do for musicians what the App Store did for developers, is that a good thing? Plus, why sites are bad and no one is at fault.
Good morning, It’s a Microsoft heavy day, ranging from the (relatively speaking) distant past, the present, and perhaps the future. On to the update: Remembering Microsoft’s Antitrust Trial Not. My. Week. Yesterday I wrote that the Microsoft antitrust case was in 1998; wanting to be sure I checked Wikipedia which to my surprise said 2001. […]
Good morning, In Tuesday’s Daily Update I wrote: The big problem for Uber is that they’re a private company: as I noted last week one advantage of an IPO is that it makes a company’s shares into a powerful tool for acquisitions. Uber, though, would need to pay cash. As Marc Andreessen pointed out on […]