Thursday, April 28, 2016

Europe is an antitrust outlier

Thomas Lenard of the Tech Policy Institute has an op-ed in The Hill titled Europe is an Antitrust Outlier. He concludes:

Antitrust laws should benefit consumers. Google has created a popular smartphone platform with an operating system and apps, all available for free. The EU's antitrust action against Google threatens to upend a business model that has benefited consumers, device manufacturers and app developers. Without Android, it's safe to say, that market would be substantially less competitive. The European Commission should get on the same page as other competition authorities and drop this case.

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