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Top 5 Antitrust Issues Facing Companies in the U.S. Today: #3 Pricing | The National Law Review

Top 5 Antitrust Issues Facing Companies in the U.S. Today: #3 Pricing | The National Law Review

Prices provide crucial information to buyers and sellers, and so have always been critical to a competitive economy and antitrust law. But the emergence of new online information-harvesting technology and instantaneous transmission of pricing information may lead to new versions of antitrust issues, including anticompetitive price fixing arrangements and disputes about distributors’ pricing. Pricing Algorithms […]

Apple accused of counter-revolutionary pricing in Russia | The Register

Apple accused of counter-revolutionary pricing in Russia | The Register

Russia’s anti-monopoly regulator has taken a bite out of Apple, finding that Cupertino’s local outpost fixed iPhone prices in the country. The Federal Antimonopoly Service’s (FAS) investigation found that the company fixed iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 products in the retail supply chain. Not only does the FAS say Apple set retail prices for 16 […]

Tyson says SEC is investigating chicken-pricing allegations | Chicago Tribune

Tyson says SEC is investigating chicken-pricing allegations | Chicago Tribune

Accusations of collusion that have dogged the American chicken industry in recent months took a new turn after Tyson Foods, the country’s largest producer, said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the allegations and sent it a subpoena. The company said Monday in a filing that based upon the limited information it has, […]

Policing the digital cartels | Financial Times

Policing the digital cartels | Financial Times

President Barack Obama and leading Democrats such as Senator Elizabeth Warren have expressed concerns about a broader decline in competition in the US economy. Last April, Mr Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors released a report that found growing market share concentration in industries such as transportation, retail trade and insurance, which it blamed for slowing […]

UK Competition Authority Warns Online Sellers about Unlawful Pricing | K&L Gates LLP

UK Competition Authority Warns Online Sellers about Unlawful Pricing | K&L Gates LLP

In the lead up to “Black Friday”, one of the busiest times of the year for online sales, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a campaign to remind online sellers of products that discussing and agreeing price levels with their competitors is illegal, and can result in serious penalties. This most recent […]

Memo For Would Be Price Fixers – Price Controls Always Make Things More Expensive | Forbes

Memo For Would Be Price Fixers – Price Controls Always Make Things More Expensive | Forbes

One of the perennial, and pernicious, political ideas is that if things are “too expensive” then we can fix that by just passing a law to make them less expensive. We see this just about everywhere and its sadly not limited to the more idiot sector of the left. Although of course it thrives there. […]

HOW Design Live: A Fun Pricing Game, and a Memorable Conference | Graphic Artists Guild

HOW Design Live: A Fun Pricing Game, and a Memorable Conference | Graphic Artists Guild

The Guild was invited to participate at HOW Design Live this past May, and decided to contribute a live version of our Pricing Game. For years, the Pricing Game has been one of our most popular webinars. Its advent was as a live event, created by the Boston Chapter of the Guild about 25 years […]

Uber Offers Refunds After Mexico City Pricing Spat | ABC News

Uber Offers Refunds After Mexico City Pricing Spat | ABC News

The Uber ride-sharing app offered discounts and free rides to Mexico City clients on Friday after they were charged five times normal rates or more during the city’s recent pollution alert. The company said in a statement that it understood riders’ “surprise and frustration” and would reimburse clients for any trip they were charged at […]

Uber CEO faces price-fixing lawsuit despite motion to dismiss case | Lawyer Herald

Uber CEO faces price-fixing lawsuit despite motion to dismiss case | Lawyer Herald

Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick was unsuccessful despite his move to dismiss the price-fixing lawsuit filed by an Uber customer. The price-fixing lawsuit will continue, according to a federal judge. Kalanick was alleged of conspiring with Uber drivers, particularly, in New York in fixing the cost of rides through the company’s algorithms, BBC reports. Based on […]

Uber Granted Patent For Surge Pricing Verification | Forbes

Uber Granted Patent For Surge Pricing Verification | Forbes

Riders don’t like Uber’s surge pricing, but it’s here to stay. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Uber three new patents, including one for “enabling a user to verify a price change for an on-demand system.” In other words, the ride-hailing startup successfully patented its method of prompting users with the temporary rate hike and forcing them […]