ACI Experts Erwin Blackstone, Larry Darby (deceased) and Joseph Fuhr write the on the duopolies, and conclude that industry structure is not a sufficient basis for imposing regulations. To read this study visit CATO.
I am not totally convinced that Google is a victim in the EU investigation (see MSNBC for background). While industry concentration is (by itself) largely unimportant as an antitrust concern, conduct and performance do matter. When there is an absence of effective competition or the presence of barriers to entry, a dominant firm can exercise market […]
From Boomberg (November 11, 2010): IAC’s Barry Diller Surrenders to Google, Ends Ask.com’s Search Effort Full Story available here.
With Google’s Dominance in Online Search and Advertising, Deal Raises Serious Concerns for Consumers Washington, DC, October 20, 2008 — As the Department of Justice moves closer to deciding whether to take action to block the partnership between Google and Yahoo, or impose conditions on the deal, the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen […]