Theranos teaches Silicon Valley a hard lesson about accountability

WashingtonPost, here

Control Mechanisms for CRM Systems and Competition Law

R. Hilty, T. Li, here.

CMA response to BIS consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector

CMA, here

Saisine d’office pour avis portant sur l’exploitation des données dans le secteur de la publicité en ligne

Autorité de la concurrence, Décision ici.
A voir aussi:
fiche 1 : le secteur de la publicité en ligne en chiffres
fiche 2 : les acteurs de la publicité programmatique
fiche 3 : big data et publicité sur internet

Machine Bias

Propublica.org, here.

International enforcement cooperation in mergers: main principles and recent experiences

EC, Competition policy brief, here.


Q&A: The impact and evolution of the sharing economy

PewResearchCenter, here

Copyright reform comes a little closer in Ireland

E. O'Dell, here

Platform Privacy: The Missing Piece of Data Protection Legislation

M. Westerlund and J. Enkvist, here

The rise of APIs

TechCrunch, here

Germany’s supreme court ruling on online games and bots could affect entire EU

VentureBeat, here

Regulating Revolution: An Introduction to 3D Printing and the Law

A. Daly, here

Internet Competition & Regulation of Online Platforms

CPI and Computer and Communications Industry Association, here

How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

T. Harris, Here.

Google answered some of our questions about its fancy new AI chip

Recode, Here.

Istruttoria nei confronti di Net Service per ipotesi di abuso della posizione dominante

Provvedimento qui.

La CNMC impugna el Decreto sobre viviendas vacacionales en Canarias

CNMC, here.

Oracle-Google Dispute Goes to Heart of Open-Source Software

NYTimes, here

Kartellrechtliche Beschränkung von Online-Verkäufen über Amazon und eBay

Cmshs-bloggt.de, hier.
Vorlagebeschluss hier.

Goodreads is finally cashing in on its devoted community

Wired, here

UK High Court on Plain Packaging

"The" Expert
Here.
Worthwhile read for your week-end.

Read also here.



"I earn a living fronting an organization that kills one thousand two hundred human beings a day; twelve hundred people. We're talking two jumbo jet plane loads of men, women, and children. I mean there's Attila, Genghis, and me, Nick Naylor the face of cigarettes, the colonel Sanders of nicotine. This is where I work, the Academy of Tobacco Studies. It was established by seven gentlemen you may recognize from C-Span. These guys realized quick if they were gonna claim cigarettes were not addictive they better have proof. This is the man they rely on, Erhardt Von Grupten Mundt. They found him in Germany. I won't go into the details. He's been testing the link between nicotine and lung cancer for thirty years, and hasn't found any conclusive results. The man's a genius, he could disprove gravity."
Thank you for smoking

Third Circuit Provides Guidance on Loyalty Discounts

Schiff Hardin, Here.

Polish competition authority declares that Uber does not pose a threat to competition and protection of consumer interests.

A. Stawicki, here.
Statement of UOKiK's position here

Tripadvisor chief Stephen Kaufer sees no threat from direct hotel booking

IrishTimes, here

Waze va concurrencer BlaBlaCar avec un service de covoiturage

Numerama, ici

Pratiques Unilatérales

F. Marty, A. Wachsmann, Chroniques ici

CMA warns UK estate agents against colluding in online portal selection

EU-competitionlaw.com, here.

Elsevier acquires online community SSRN

TheBookseller, here.
See also here.
See Elsevier's post here.
There is somewhere a lesson to be learned about how communities are formed and monetized in the platform society. Moreover, would authors respond/react by increasingly disintermediating (own blog, other more "private" repositories, etc.), possibly? Or what about a broader ArXiv?

Oracle v. Google - Day 5

S. Jeong, Storify here

Die Hotel-Branche soll die Zimmerpreise von Buchungsplattformen wieder unterbieten dürfen, kündigt Wirtschaftsminister

Tiroler Tageszeitung, hier

Retail banking market investigation: Provisional decision on remedies

CMA, here.

Waze brings its carpooling service to the Bay Area

TechCrunch, here.

A brief history of disobedience

Seriously..., Podcast here.

How much of an optimistic disobedient person are you?


Vermieter zeigen Berliner Ferienwohnungs-Verbot bei EU an

Morgenpost, hier.

Made in Roma - Marchi di produzione e di possesso nella società antica

Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Mostra, info qui.
V. anche S. Pastor, Dal “Domo Roma” al “Made in Roma”, qui.

Blockchain startups make up 20% of largest crowdfunding projects

VentureBeat, here.

Tacit Agreement Under Section 1 of the Sherman Act

W. Page, here.

Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry

M. Colangelo, V. Zeno-Zencovich, here.

European Union Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law and Standardization

D. Geradin, here.

The Problem of Intra-Personal Cost

B. Galle, here.

Hail and Farewell to The Google Books Case

J. Grimmelmann, here.

Forbes Tests New Tactics to Combat Ad Blocking

Forbes, Here.

The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

TheGuardian, Here.

Some hope for software patents in the US after the CAFC's Enfish decision, but this is no game-changer

Iam-Media, Here.

How expiring patents are ushering in the next generation of 3D printing

TechCrunch, Here.

Competition Policy in a World of Big Data (again)

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

Slightly revised and updated version (and yes, this week's FR and D Data Report is also considered).

EU’s Vestager Considers Third Antitrust Case Against Google

A. White, here

Matchmakers: The Future of Online Dating Platforms?

Arstechnica, here

What Platforms Do Differently than Traditional Businesses

D. Evans, R. Schmalensee, here

Draft Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities

D. Seng, here.

Runkeeper tracks users when the app is not in use

Forbrukerradet, here
Ready for the week-end?

Spanish sherry maker fined by for cartel conduct aimed at raising export prices, here (Spanish)

Dispersion of Power as an Economic Goal of Antitrust and Competition Policy

S. Martin, here

Uber’s Antitrust Problem

Prospect.org, here.

In a $9 Billion Trial, Google's Secret Weapon Is a Filing Cabinet

MotherBoard, here

With help from Alexa, Kayak debuts voice-enabled travel search on Amazon Echo

SearchEngineLand, here

Fair use’ test at heart of $9 billion Google-Oracle copyright trial

MLex, here

GDPR and privacy are smokin’ hot for innovation right now

S. Carroll, here

Google to ban payday loan advertisements

WashingtonPost, here.
See also Led Astray, here

An EU exception for Text and Data Mining in the pipeline

Kluwer Copyright Blog, here

Targeted online ads: Do customers benefit from giving out personal information to advertisers?

Stanford Business, here

Patent Trolls: Moral Panics, Motions in Limine, and Patent Reform

E. Lee, here

Android Share Growth is Highest in EU5 (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) in Over Two Years

Kantarworldpanel, here

3D, yes. But do it yourself not so much.

InsideStory, here

Wal-Mart Takes Another Swipe at Fees for Payment Cards

Bloomberg, here

Innovative uses of consumer data by financial institutions

EBA, Discussion Paper, here

Où est passé le bien commun ?

J. Tirole, ici

Keeping Pace in the Digital Age

T. McSweeney, Video here. Written comments here.

The next AI is no AI

TechCrunch, here

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

TechCrunch, here

Challenging Anticompetitive Acquisitions and Enforcement of Patents

AAI, here

How Android gets to 100% market share

TechCrunch, here.

Facebook is building AI that builds AI

Wired, here

Italian Film Industry Condemns Paramount’s EU Antitrust Deal

HollywoodReporter, here

CMA publishes one stop guide to obtaining redress for competition law breaches

Out-law.com, here

New regulations for the grocery sector now in force in Ireland

CCPC, here

eBay acquires AI-powered big data processor Expertmaker

TechCrunch, here

An analytical review of text and data mining practices and approaches in Europe

OFE, here

Regulating Patent Hold-Up

LCII Policy Brief, here

3D printing companies request Supreme Court clarification over cheerleader uniform copyright case

3ders.org, here.
Petition here.
Amicus Brief here

Open Data, Privacy, and Fair Information Principles: Towards a Balancing Framework

F. Borgesius, J. Gray & M. van Eechoud, here

Sensay, a chatbot for getting help with any task, passes 1 million users

VentureBeat, here

Merger Remedies Guide

ICN Merger Working Group, here

Government Advocacy and Disruptive Innovations

ICN Special Project Report, here.

Algorithms and competition

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