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Assessing Uber: Competition and Regulation in Transportation Networks

For consumers, it’s easy to applaud Uber, Lyft, and kin (transportation network companies or TNCs). Faster service, usually more reliable, often in nicer vehicles—all at lower prices. What’s to dislike?
Look behind the curtain and things are not s… → Read More: Assessing Uber: Competition and Regulation in Transportation Networks

Assessing Uber: Competition and Regulation in Transportation Networks

For consumers, it’s easy to applaud Uber, Lyft, and kin (transportation network companies or TNCs). Faster service, usually more reliable, often in nicer vehicles—all at lower prices. What’s to dislike?
Look behind the curtain and things are not s… → Read More: Assessing Uber: Competition and Regulation in Transportation Networks

The Online Ad Scams Every Marketer Should Watch Out For

Imagine you run a retail store and hire a leafleteer to distribute handbills to attract new customers. You might assess her effectiveness by counting the number of customers who arrived carrying her handbill and, perhaps, presenting it for a discoun… → Read More: The Online Ad Scams Every Marketer Should Watch Out For

The Online Ad Scams Every Marketer Should Watch Out For

Imagine you run a retail store and hire a leafleteer to distribute handbills to attract new customers. You might assess her effectiveness by counting the number of customers who arrived carrying her handbill and, perhaps, presenting it for a discoun… → Read More: The Online Ad Scams Every Marketer Should Watch Out For

Beyond the FTC Memorandum: Comparing Google’s Internal Discussions with Its Public Claims

Through a FOIA request, the Wall Street Journal recently obtained–and generously provided to the public–never-before-seen documents from the FTC’s 2011-2012 investigation of Google for antitrust violations. The Journal’s initial report (Inside the… → Read More: Beyond the FTC Memorandum: Comparing Google’s Internal Discussions with Its Public Claims

Beyond the FTC Memorandum: Comparing Google’s Internal Discussions with Its Public Claims

Through a FOIA request, the Wall Street Journal recently obtained–and generously provided to the public–never-before-seen documents from the FTC’s 2011-2012 investigation of Google for antitrust violations. The Journal’s initial report (Inside the… → Read More: Beyond the FTC Memorandum: Comparing Google’s Internal Discussions with Its Public Claims

Strategies for Launching Platform-Based Businesses

For online platform businesses, customer mobilization challenges loom large. The most successful platforms connect two or more types of users—buyers and sellers on a shopping portal, travelers and hotel operators on a booking service—and a stron… → Read More: Strategies for Launching Platform-Based Businesses

Strategies for Launching Platform-Based Businesses

For online platform businesses, customer mobilization challenges loom large. The most successful platforms connect two or more types of users—buyers and sellers on a shopping portal, travelers and hotel operators on a booking service—and a stron… → Read More: Strategies for Launching Platform-Based Businesses

A Closer Look at IronSource Installation Tactics

In today’s post, I examine a company called IronSource, maker and bundler of deceptive adware. Among other problems, IronSource insatllations widely promise to provide software IronSource and its partners have no legal right to redistribute (indeed, sp… → Read More: A Closer Look at IronSource Installation Tactics

A Closer Look at IronSource Installation Tactics

In today’s post, I examine a company called IronSource, maker and bundler of deceptive adware. Among other problems, IronSource insatllations widely promise to provide software IronSource and its partners have no legal right to redistribute (indeed, sp… → Read More: A Closer Look at IronSource Installation Tactics