Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 11:08 UTC
Apple "European Union regulators are examining the contracts Apple strikes with cellphone carriers that sell its iPhone for possible antitrust violations after several carriers complained that the deals throttled competition." Well paint me red and call me a girl scout.
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RE[8]: big sigh
by jared_wilkes on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: big sigh"
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Claiming "the argument" in United Brands was just a question of market definition is patently absurd. There were numerous issues and pretty much across the board Chiquita's arguments were weak. Defining the market as "bananas" rather than "all fruits" seems perfectly logical and noncontroversial to me... and not particular relevant to this case.

This principle has since been extended to preferences for individual brands in cases involving cosmetics and pharmaceuticals...

So United Brands is not applicable (the difference between defining a market as a particular fruit rather than all fruits is quite different than defining a market as a single brand) and you can cite other cases which involve defining a market by a single brand? Or are you conflating the definition of the market with dominance of the market? It's unclear, your argument has become very muddy.

Edited 2013-03-23 01:24 UTC

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