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Saturday, July 17, 2021

How Amazon Controls Virtually Everything You Watch

Amazon Web Services delivers almost all filmed media in the United States to your screen of choice. How are they leveraging that power? When Amazon announced that it would buy mini-major movie studio MGM in an $8.45 billion deal, I surmised that the real goal here was to raise the cost of acquiring filmed entertainment for its competitors, making Amazon’s bundled Prime Video option look more attractive.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Google Sued by 36 states, DC Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Google was hit by a lawsuit from a group of state attorneys on July 7 over alleged violations of antitrust laws by its Android app store. Attorneys general for 36 states and Washington are suing the Big Tech company in a 144-page complaint filed in a Northern California federal court. The group alleges that Google’s Play Store for Android apps violates antitrust laws.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Public Comments on the Request for Public Input on Climate Change Disclosures

Dear Chairman Gensler: My name is Jennifer Schulp, and I am the director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. I appreciate the opportunity to provide input to assist the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its consideration of climate change disclosure.