Hahn: “regulators should get real about google and the IT industry”
On September 20th, Bob Hahn and Peter Passell published “Regulators Should Get Real About Google and the IT Industry” in US News and World Report. The op/ed is part of US News’ regular “Economic Intelligence” blog.
In the piece Hahn and Passell discuss the recent court cases in the US and Europe involving Google, reminding their readers:
We don’t begrudge the regulators their chance to look twice at the way information technology mega-players treat their competitors. But we are beginning to lose patience with activist agencies that ignore the recent history of IT in equating temporary market share with enduring market power. Indeed, anybody who’s been paying attention ought to have figured out by now that information technology is simply moving too fast to allow even the most nimble companies to grab the market goodies and lock the door behind them.
Read the full op/ed here.