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Posted: 2020-08-30 15:50:19

Epic Games Kicks Off the Civil War in American Business

From Matt Stoller at BIG by Matt Stoller
Originally published 2020 08 19
In truth though it’s much more than just one company in the crosshairs. Authors, booksellers, and publishers are again asking Congress to intervene on Amazon. They are seeking to stop Amazon from forcing merchants who sell on its platform to buy Amazon advertising, to block Amazon from using third party data to compete with third parties, and to prohibit Amazon from selling items below cost to gain market share. Qualcomm just won an antitrust appeal over the FTC, after being pressured by Intel and Apple, while Amazon lost on appeal in California over liability for third party products.
In truth though it’s much more than just one company in the crosshairs. Authors, booksellers, and publishers are again asking Congress to intervene on Amazon. They are seeking to stop Amazon from forcing merchants who sell on its platform to buy Amazon advertising, to block Amazon from using third party data to compete with third parties, and to prohibit Amazon from selling items below cost to gain market share. Qualcomm just won an antitrust appeal over the FTC, after being pressured by Intel and Apple, while Amazon lost on appeal in California over liability for third party products.
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