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An Introduction to the Competition Law and Economics of “Free”

Benjamin Edelman and Damien Geradin. An Introduction to the Competition Law and Economics of ‘Free’.  Antitrust Chronicle, Competition Policy International.  August 2018. Many of the largest and most successful businesses today rely on providing services at no charge to at least a portion of their users. Consider companies as diverse as Dropbox, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, …

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CollaboPlanner @ CSCW 2018

Traveling and visiting new cities is often done in pairs or groups. Besides, searching collaboratively for places of interest is a common activity that frequently occurs on individual mobile phones, or on large tourist-information displays in public places such as visitor centers or train stations. Prior work suggests that the technologies available to travelers prevent effective collaborative […] → Read More: CollaboPlanner @ CSCW 2018

CollaboPlanner @ CSCW 2018

Traveling and visiting new cities is often done in pairs or groups. Besides, searching collaboratively for places of interest is a common activity that frequently occurs on individual mobile phones, or on large tourist-information displays in public places such as visitor centers or train stations. Prior work suggests that the technologies available to travelers prevent effective collaborative […] → Read More: CollaboPlanner @ CSCW 2018

Class Action Settlement — Refunds for Certain American Airlines Checked Bag Fees

Bazerman v. American Airlines, Inc. is a consumer class action pending in the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiff alleges that American Airlines has charged passengers to check bags that should have been free under American’s contract with customers. On June 22, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge William Young preliminarily approved a settlement. If granted final …

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Class Action Settlement — Refunds for Certain American Airlines Checked Bag Fees

Bazerman v. American Airlines, Inc. is a consumer class action pending in the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiff alleges that American Airlines has charged passengers to check bags that should have been free under American’s contract with customers. On June 22, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge William Young preliminarily approved a settlement. If granted final …

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Updated Research on Discrimination at Airbnb

In December 2015, Mike Luca, Dan Svirsky, and I posted the results of an experiment in which we created test Airbnb guest accounts, some with black names and some with white names, finding that the latter got favorable responses from hosts more often than the latter. Black users widely reported similar problems — Twitter #AirbnbWhileBlack …

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Updated Research on Discrimination at Airbnb

In December 2015, Mike Luca, Dan Svirsky, and I posted the results of an experiment in which we created test Airbnb guest accounts, some with black names and some with white names, finding that the latter got favorable responses from hosts more often than the latter. Black users widely reported similar problems — Twitter #AirbnbWhileBlack …

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Updated Research on Discrimination at Airbnb

In December 2015, Mike Luca, Dan Svirsky, and I posted the results of an experiment in which we created test Airbnb guest accounts, some with black names and some with white names, finding that the latter got favorable responses from hosts more often than the latter. Black users widely reported similar problems — Twitter #AirbnbWhileBlack …

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Updated Research on Discrimination at Airbnb

In December 2015, Mike Luca, Dan Svirsky, and I posted the results of an experiment in which we created test Airbnb guest accounts, some with black names and some with white names, finding that the latter got favorable responses from hosts more often than the latter. Black users widely reported similar problems — Twitter #AirbnbWhileBlack …

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FXPAL @ CHI 2018

This year FXPAL is happy to present four papers (three long papers and one case study) at CHI 2018 in Montreal. Our featured work this year investigates the themes of Human-Centered Workstyle, Information Visualization, and Internet of Things. You can check out the papers now: Long Papers Challenges and Opportunities for Technology-Supported Activity Reporting in […] → Read More: FXPAL @ CHI 2018