How New Pricing Technology Raises New Antitrust Issues

Law360, New York (April 13, 2017, 12:28 PM EDT) -- Matthew P. Kennison

Steven J. Cernak 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 anti-competitive price-fixing arrangements and disputes about distributors' pricing.

Pricing Algorithms and Price Scraping

New pricing technology has emerged rapidly over the past few years, and with it new challenges for companies trying to maintain their competitive edge while avoiding costly antitrust lawsuits and investigations. Online services, such as Mozenda and Upstream...

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