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Associated Press: Insider Q&A – Antitrust expert looks for strong enforcement

Date Published: January 12, 2020

Associated Press Reporter Marcy Gordon sits down and interviews Open Markets Director of Enforcement Strategy Sally Hubbard about her take on the need for greater antitrust enforcement. With the biggest tech companies under government investigation for alleged anti-competitive conduct, her analysis speaks to an issue of growing urgency.

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The American Prospect: Silicon Valley’s Big Apple Gambit

Date Published: January 10, 2020

The Prospect’s Dave Dayen writes that the four biggest tech firms are all opening offices in a very specific section of Manhattan, which happens to be the home district of one of their chief antagonists in Washington. “It’s very concerning,” Sally Hubbard, director of enforcement strategy at the Open Markets Institute told him. “[Nadler] is one of the members of Congress who’s on this issue and doing something about it. That’s 20,000 new voters in his district that are employees of the industry he’s trying to rein in.”

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The New York Times: Sonos, Squeezed by the Tech Giants, Sues Google

Date Published: January 7, 2020

The New York Times’ Jack Nicas and Daisuke Wakabayashi report that home-speaker maker Sonos said Google and Amazon stole its technology and abused their power, but it could only risk suing one. “The fear of retaliation is a real fear. Any of these companies could bury them tomorrow. Google could bury them in their search results. Amazon can bury them in their search results,” Sally Hubbard told them.

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Voice of America: No Longer Enamored, Washington Looks Critically at Silicon Valley

Date Published: December 26, 2019

Voice of America’s Michelle Quinn reports that the “era of Silicon Valley operating largely free from government regulation may be coming to an end.” She speaks to Open Markets Director of Enforcement Strategy Sally Hubbard about how “Washington seems to have woken up to the dangers of technology companies that have become the gatekeepers of communications and commerce.”

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The New York Times: The Week in Tech – How Is Antitrust Enforcement Changing?

Date Published: December 22, 2019

The New York Times’ Steve Lohr, who has covered the tech industry for more than two decades, explains how we may be entering a progressive era of antitrust. He speaks with Open Markets Executive Director Barry Lynn on the changing political landscape. “The environment is radically different than it was even a year or two ago,” Lynn told him. “It’s a grass-roots rebellion against concentrated power.”

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The New York Times: The Week in Tech – Countdown to the California Consumer Privacy Act

Date Published: December 13, 2019

The New York Times’ Natasha Singer “reviews the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry.” She cites Open Markets’ Researcher and Reporter Matthew Buck’s piece on the Washington Monthly, which argues that Amazon, Google and Facebook should stay out of health care, among “Stories You Shouldn’t Miss.”

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