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Data, Innovation, and Potential Competition in Digital Markets – Looking Beyond Short-Term Price Effects in Merger Analysis

BY | February 19, 2018

By Terrell McSweeny & Brian O’Dea –  Evaluating mergers in digital markets requires enforcers to consider a number of factors beyond short-term price effects. One crucial factor is the competitive…

By Terrell McSweeny & Brian O’Dea – 

Evaluating mergers in digital markets requires enforcers to consider a number of factors beyond short-term price effects. One crucial factor is the competitive significance of data and its potential role as a barrier to entry. Innovation and quality effects are also important to consider in digital markets, including those that may arise on the “free” side of two-sided platforms. Finally, enforcers should aggressively safeguard potential

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