Thoughts and notes from the FTC discussion on digital platform and competition, plus how Google’s remedy in Europe will mean more of the same when it comes to Android.
Understanding the differences between aggregators and platforms matters for companies interacting with them and also regulators considering antitrust.
Any regulation, including those around net neutrality, should be put to a cost-benefit analysis. In this case regulation advocates come up short.
Google v Oracle Round 3 kicked off this week, and the stakes are high. We need a legislative solution that probably isn’t coming. Then, the FTC may be investigating Google again, but it’s hard to see their conclusion changing; and why Facebook’s study about polarization didn’t exonerate the News Feed algorithm
The differing approaches to antitrust in the U.S. and Europe could mean completely different outcomes in the long run for aggregation companies. Meanwhile, BuzzFeed has raised a new round and seems to be doing better than ever, which is great news for journalism. Plus, how to think about startup valuations.
Good morning, Look for the next episode of Exponent later today. It’s about advice and life and all sorts of other squishy stuff I’m probably sorely unqualified to discuss. Perhaps that will make it interesting. On to the update: Google, Intel, and TAG Heuer Announce Partnership From Bloomberg: Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is creating a […]