US: Orrick nabs antitrust partner from Cadwalader

US: Orrick nabs antitrust partner from Cadwalader

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft antitrust partner Amy Ray, part of the team involved in securing regulatory approval for several recent high-profile Microsoft acquisitions, has left the firm to join Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Washington, DC-based Ray, who had been at Cadwalader for over 10 years, played a role in Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, […]

US: Microsoft acquires education start-up Flipgrid

US: Microsoft acquires education start-up Flipgrid

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used by more than 20 million teachers and students around the world. Flipgrid is a platform that allows students to discuss and reply to topics with video clips at home or in the classroom, reported CNBC. The move shows Microsoft remains eager to win share in education, […]

What Microsoft’s Antitrust Case Teaches Us About Silicon Valley

Posted by Social Science Research Network By Antonio Garcia Martinez What Microsoft’s Antitrust Case Teaches Us About Silicon Valley In the Twilight of the 20th century, Bill Gates was well and truly a tentacular squid, with his sucker-covered limbs extending into every level of the computer industry. The one area that Gates didn’t dominate: the World Wide Web. […]

US: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

US: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Cycle Computing to support customers using High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cycle Computing’s CycleCloud software suite is a cloud orchestration, provisioning, and data management for big compute and large technical computing applications. Its software is used by customers in life […]

From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation?

From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation?

CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation? By Dr. Thibault Schrepel   Click here for a PDF version of the article  On June 27, 2017, the European Commission (“Commission”) has fined Google 2.7 billion dollars1 for having abused its dominant […]

EU: Microsoft details its security process, amid Kaspersky antitrust complaint

EU: Microsoft details its security process, amid Kaspersky antitrust complaint

A couple of weeks ago, Eugene Kaspersky, from the Russian multinational cyber security and anti-virus provider Kaspersky, fired shots at Microsoft and filed a new antitrust complaint against the company in the European Union. The issue as heart at the time was Microsoft’s Windows Defender antivirus solution, and Microsoft pushing its own antivirus over third […]

US: Microsoft confirms acquisition of Israel cybersecurity firm

US: Microsoft confirms acquisition of Israel cybersecurity firm

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase Boston-based cybersecurity startup Hexadite. The acquisition hasn’t closed yet. The deal was first reported on May 24 by Israeli publication Calcalist, but Microsoft didn’t confirm the acquisition until today’s announcement. No terms were disclosed in the news release, but Calcalist previously reported the […]

EU: Kaspersky files antitrust complaints against Microsoft

EU: Kaspersky files antitrust complaints against Microsoft

Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German federal cartel office, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Kaspersky Lab said Microsoft was abusing its dominance in the PC operating system market, creating obstacles for independent software security vendors by distributing its own Defender […]

US: Microsoft case may be closing in on a settlement

US: Microsoft case may be closing in on a settlement

Microsoft and the government may be closer to settling their landmark antitrust case amid word that the trial judge could rule as early as tomorrow, legal experts say. US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on Tuesday called representatives from the government and the software giant to his chambers to see how far settlement talks have […]

Exclusion in Digital Markets

Posted by Social Science Research Network Exclusion in Digital Markets By Konstantinos Stylianou (University of Leeds) Abstract:     Exclusionary practices and effects are at the core of antitrust enforcement and sector-specific regulation, as they serve as one of the main determinants of the competitive conditions in the market. The antitrust treatment and regulation of exclusion […]

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