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FCC Comment on Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices

Today I filed comments in the FCC’s ongoing proceeding Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices. While I credit the FCC’s goal of increasing competition in cable television hardware, I flag serious side effects of the proposed regulation. For one,… → Read More: FCC Comment on Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices

FCC Comment on Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices

Today I filed comments in the FCC’s ongoing proceeding Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices. While I credit the FCC’s goal of increasing competition in cable television hardware, I flag serious side effects of the proposed regulation. For one,… → Read More: FCC Comment on Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices

Uber Overcharges, Spring 2016

While claiming price advantages over taxis, Uber overcharges consumers by withholding promised discounts and credits. In today’s post, I examine a set of Uber pricing guffaws — each, a breach of the company’s own unambiguous written commitments — tha… → Read More: Uber Overcharges, Spring 2016

Uber Overcharges, Spring 2016

While claiming price advantages over taxis, Uber overcharges consumers by withholding promised discounts and credits. In today’s post, I examine a set of Uber pricing guffaws — each, a breach of the company’s own unambiguous written commitments — tha… → Read More: Uber Overcharges, Spring 2016

EC Statement of Objections on Google’s Tactics in Mobile

Today the European Commission announced a Statement of Objections to Google’s approach to Android mobile licensing and applications. Broadly, the EC’s concerns arise from Google’s contractual restrictions on phone manufacturers — requiring them to … → Read More: EC Statement of Objections on Google’s Tactics in Mobile

EC Statement of Objections on Google’s Tactics in Mobile

Today the European Commission announced a Statement of Objections to Google’s approach to Android mobile licensing and applications. Broadly, the EC’s concerns arise from Google’s contractual restrictions on phone manufacturers — requiring them to … → Read More: EC Statement of Objections on Google’s Tactics in Mobile

When Your Competitors Ignore the Law

Last fall I flagged the problem of transportation network companies (Uber and kin) claiming a cost advantage by ignoring legal requirements they considered ill-advised or inconvenient. But the problem stretches well beyond TNCs. Consider Airbnb declin… → Read More: When Your Competitors Ignore the Law

When Your Competitors Ignore the Law

Last fall I flagged the problem of transportation network companies (Uber and kin) claiming a cost advantage by ignoring legal requirements they considered ill-advised or inconvenient. But the problem stretches well beyond TNCs. Consider Airbnb declin… → Read More: When Your Competitors Ignore the Law

Discrimination Against Airbnb Guests

To facilitate trust, many online platforms encourage sellers to provide personal profiles and even to post pictures of themselves. However, these features may also facilitate discrimination based on sellers’ race, gender, age, or other characteristic… → Read More: Discrimination Against Airbnb Guests

Discrimination Against Airbnb Guests

To facilitate trust, many online platforms encourage sellers to provide personal profiles and even to post pictures of themselves. However, these features may also facilitate discrimination based on sellers’ race, gender, age, or other characteristic… → Read More: Discrimination Against Airbnb Guests