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Verizon’s Provocative Bet on Unbundling

Verizon announced recently that its FiOS video services will be available in slimmed-down, customizable bundles of fewer channels. These smaller bundles presumably will cost less and better reflect what subscribers actually watch. “Unbundling” has been a point of contention in … Continue reading

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Some Astonishing—and Astonishingly Wrong—Remarks about the Antitrust Case against Google in Europe

After the news broke on April 15 that the European Commission had sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging antitrust violations in how it presented its general search results commentators said some astonishing things. Jim Cramer said on CNBC … Continue reading

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What the New Net Neutrality Rules Mean for the Future of U.S. Telecom

Since the last post, the FCC, on March 12, 2015, approved an Order adopting what the Commission called “strong rules that protect consumers from past and future tactics that threaten the open Internet.” There were few surprises, as the Order … Continue reading

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The Lesson of Libor

Observers of the antitrust scene noted the recent dismissal by a federal court of what was a potentially huge private antitrust class action against the Libor-fixing banks. It is tempting to regard the failure of the suit as an antitrust … Continue reading

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The FTC’s Google Search Problem

Whether Google’s Internet search engine favors Google’s own Web offerings to the detriment of its competitors is a matter currently under investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the EU competition authority, a dozen or so state Attorneys General and … Continue reading

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The Case Against Google Search?

An act of Congress authorized Judge Learned Hand of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to speak for the Supreme Court when he wrote the Alcoa decision in 1945, after several Supreme Court Justices had been disqualified from hearing the … Continue reading

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Google’s Gamble

Google, the internet search engine giant which Americans currently use for 70% of the 17.6 billion internet searches they perform each year, is playing defense using a strategy that is a dangerous gamble. The folks at Google may not even … Continue reading

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