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[-] [email protected] 21 points 3 months ago

Why does this fucking company have to own everything? Rhetorical question.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Daddy Bezos needs another rocket.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 months ago

lol. Amazon itself should be “sparking concerns”

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

What they should be is broken the fuck up. No company should have their hands in so many different pies.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

Honestly, it doesn't matter that they're doing all this other stuff. But, because they also own the online store too, that gives them the power to be anti competitive. If they didn't, none of these other businesses would likely work

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

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Click here to see the summaryEuropean Union regulators have sent Amazon a formal statement of objections setting out competition concerns over its proposed acquisition of robot vacuum maker, iRobot.

The Commission said at the time it was worried the transaction would allow Amazon to restrict competition in the market for robot vacuum cleaners (RVCs) and strengthen its position as online marketplace provider in a number of ways.

Were Amazon to deploy such foreclosure strategies the Commission’s view at this stage of the probe is it could restrict competition in the market for RVCs, leading to “higher prices, lower quality, and less innovation for consumers”.

At the time the EU’s then competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, trumpeted the outcome as setting what she dubbed “new rules for how Amazon operates its business in Europe” — arguing the settlement meant the ecommerce giant could “no longer abuse its dual role” as marketplace operator and own brand retailer; and further claiming the outcome would ensure “competing independent retailers and carriers as well as consumers will benefit from these changes opening up new opportunities and choice.”

Given the commitments the EU already extracted from Amazon after those earlier investigations it’s interesting to see the bloc remains concerned over levers the ecommerce behemoth still has its disposal to potentially influence competitive outcomes on its marketplace vis-à-vis iRobot vs rival robot vacs.

Since then Amazon has also been named a gatekeeper under the EU’s shiny new ex ante competition regulation, the Digital Markets Act — which lists its marketplace as a core platform service.

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 months ago

It's nice to read a robot's perspective on this issue.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Yeah, those Roombas suck at communication.

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