Newsonomics: The Guardian is trying to swing Google’s pendulum back to publishers

NiemanLab, here.

Brussels to probe online search listings

FT, here.

"Brussels will this year launch a probe into online platforms such as Amazon and Google examining the way they list search results and how they use customer data...The investigation will look at the role of paid for links and advertisements in search results, along with the ability of individuals and businesses to move from platform to platform"

Apple rejette les applis pour Apple Watch qui donnent l'heure

Numerama, ici

Facebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps

TechCrunch, here.

No Mistake About it: The Important Role of Antitrust in the Era of Big Data

A. Grunes, M. Stucke, here

Oracle under antitrust probe in South Korea

The Korea Herald, here

Artificial Intelligence & Collusion: When Computers Inhibit Competition

A. Ezrachi, M. Stucke, here

Leistungsschutzrecht: VG Media will angeblich 6 Prozent des Google-Umsatzes in Deutschland

Heise.de, hier.

Online Vertical Restraints Special Project Report

ACCC, here

Across Platform Parity Agreements (APPAs): CMA Private Motor Insurance Market Investigation

A. Crisholm, Presentation here (download).

Facebooks Datenauswertung: Verstecken kann sich niemand mehr

FAZ, hier

Uber lanza desde España el servicio de comida en casa en 10 minutos

ElMundo, aquì

Guardian and FT among news publishers across Europe taking €150m 'handout' from Google

Pressgazette.co.uk, here.

Rate parity: The (US) battle to determine how you buy hotel rooms

ChicagoTribune, here

The Sticky Case of Sticky Data: An Examination of the Rationale, Legality, and Implementation of a Right to Data Portability Under European Competition Law

P. Moura, here

Google announces Patent Purchase Promotion, an experimental marketplace for outbidding patent trolls

VentureBeat, here

Allianz gegen Piraterie-Websites an kartellrechtlichen Bedenken gescheitert

Heise.de, hier.

Homo economicus and Homo sapiens: The CMA experience of behavioural economics

D. Currie, here.

(Terrific read - and compulsory for the students attending my upcoming Fall Antitrust Course)

It’s John Deere’s tractor, folks. You’re just driving it

Wired.com, here

EC sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom - Factsheet

Here.

Some further background here (almost 3-year-old paper, but still as fresh as a daisy). 

The Search for Harm

GooglePolicyBlog, here.

Android has helped create more choice and innovation on mobile than ever before

Googlepolicyblog, here

EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android

Press Release, here.
Commissioner Vestager's statement here.
Minutes of the meeting of the Commission here (on Android: "She pointed out that Google had led development of the Android mobile operating system since 2005, and the majority of smartphone and tablet manufacturers used this system, having concluded agreements with Google to obtain the right to install Google's applications on their devices. She explained that the Commission's in-depth investigation would focus on whether, by doing so, Google had breached EU antitrust rules by hindering the development and market access of rival mobile operating systems, applications and services to the detriment of consumers and developers of innovative services and products").

Europe to accuse Google of illegally abusing its dominance

FT.com, here.

"Ms Vestager on Wednesday will also launch a separate formal investigation into Google’s Android operating system for smartphones.
The Commission probe will examine whether Google imposes uncompetitive terms on handset makers that ultimately favour its own lucrative apps such as YouTube. Google rejects any allegations of wrongdoing and says Android is an open platform distributed free."

2nd Circ. Wary Of Anti-Competitive Intent In Namenda Plan

Law360.com, here

Eau de Fracking? Companies Try to Trademark Scents

WSJ.com, here

Algorithms and competition

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