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What can we expect at the tech antitrust hearing, an FAQ

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Why is the Antitrust Subcommittee hauling in these tech CEOs?

What are the worries about Facebook’s mergers?

Should Facebook be broken up?

What are the concerns with Google’s ad business?

Should Google’s mergers be reversed?

Is Amazon a dominant retail platform?

Should Amazon be regulated like a public utility?

Is Apple’s pricing on the App Store of concern?

  • paid apps, which covers countless games;
  • free apps with in-app purchases;
  • free apps with digital subscriptions like Pandora, Hulu, and some select Spotify users; and
  • cross-platform apps, such as Dropbox, Hulu, and Minecraft, which allow for digital goods and services to be purchased in-app, although the commission is limited to Apple products.

Should Apple be forced to change its commission rate?

What’s next for the Antitrust Subcommittee?

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Will Rinehart

Senior Research Fellow | Center for Growth and Opportunity | @WillRinehart