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The Merger That Could Kill Your Favorite Magazine

Date Published: January 10, 2019

Google’s and Facebook’s ever-tightening control over online advertising spending in the United States continues to make it harder for magazine publishers to keep their businesses alive. But publishers’ jobs may soon get even more difficult if the Department of Justice fails to block printer Quad/Graphics’ $1.4 billion bid to buy its only major competitor in the business of printing physical magazines, LSC Communications.

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Open Markets and Public Knowledge Asks International Trade Commission to Protect Competition

Date Published: November 9, 2018

View the original story by Shiva Stella here

Today, Public Knowledge and the Open Markets Institute sent a letter to the International Trade Commission supporting a recent administrative law judge’s decision that Qualcomm’s requested relief of banning certain models of Apple’s iPhone from the U.S. market would harm the public interest, by reducing competition in the premium baseband market.

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Today in Monopoly – Monday, November 5, 2018

Date Published: November 5, 2018

Here are some stories we’ve had our eye on today:

Amazon in Late-Stage Talks With Cities Including Crystal City, Va., Dallas, New York City for HQ2
The Wall Street Journal, Laura Stevens, Scott Calvert, and Tawnell D. Hobbs Inc. has progressed to late-stage talks on its planned second headquarters with a small handful of communities including northern Virginia’s Crystal City, Dallas and New York City, people familiar with the matter said, as it nears a final decision that could reshape both the tech giant and the location it chooses.

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Today in Monopoly – Friday, October 26, 2018

Date Published: October 26, 2018

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The Global Tech Backlash Is Just Beginning
Wall Street Journal, Christopher Mims
The largest tech businesses reach more people than any other companies have in history, and by many metrics they have also grown at unprecedented speeds. The companies themselves argue tech is bringing great benefits to people and improving their lives, yet when they enter industries, they consolidate power and make competitors miserable in ways not seen since the Gilded Age.

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Today in Monopoly – Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Date Published: October 24, 2018

Here are some stories we had our eye on today:

Apple’s Tim Cook delivers searing critique of Silicon Valley
The Washington Post, Tony Romm
Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Wednesday warned the world’s most powerful regulators that the poor privacy practices of some tech companies, the ills of social media and the erosion of trust in his own industry threaten to undermine “technology’s awesome potential” to address challenges like disease and climate change.

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