In today’s economy, there are a wide number of powerful companies who from all appearances control massive segments of different markets. Using the Internet, identify one (1) example of a large company that has (or might be) engaged in anticompetitive behavior. Next, suggest three (3) ways that this behavior could be viewed as either a horizontal or vertical restraint of trade. Provide support for your response. – Minimum of 500 words

PART 2: Please comment on the below, and take a contrary view and discuss why you believe the behavior identified could be deemed as not being a restraint of trade. Justify your response. – Minimum of 200 words.

Google is one such company that is engaged in anti competitive behavior in its search engine business. And that was the reason why in Europe it was fined heavily.

Three ways in which these practices be restrained are:

  • Regularly auditing backend algorithms of the companies, who can easily digress the searches to paid results and by increasing the revenue for the company. And this can be done only be regular and uninformed searches as part of audit.
  • Google keeps changing its algorithm, cyber cell should be formed to accept or deny the search engine back end logic. These could be done by setting up expert teams that would approve or deny business changes, more so when a company has over 50% of market share, in googles case its at 80%+, but no one monitors the changes. Accuracy is different and coning is involved in high technology fields.
  • The Anti competition laws should be formed to avoid any malpractice; prevent market polarization and forming monopolistic force. So once the 60 or 70% market share is received the authorities should divest the excess or dilute the excess share to form new entity, this is bad for the organization but correct to regulate the market.



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Consider the topic of Social Media.

Think of social media as a cause and list all of its effects and think of social media as an effect and list all of its causes.

After you have “thought” about the causation and effects, post a response.

Add your initial reply post to this discussion by Wednesday night at 11:59 pm (to do so, just select the “reply” button, below). In your post please include the following:

  1. Begin your post by making social media the cause (label it as such).
  2. List all the effects you can.
  3. Next, make social media the effect (label it as such).
  4. List all the causes you can.
  5. Write a thesis statement showing social media as a cause or effect.
  6. Write two to three topic sentences for the topic.
  7. If you make social media a cause in the thesis, the topic sentences need to be effects; if you make social media an effect in the thesis, the topic sentences need to be causes.

***The post must be at least 100 words.

By Saturday night at 11:59 pm, please reply to at least two of your peer’s posts. In each reply, please do at least one of the following:

  1. Note an idea that you and your peer shared or agreed upon.
  2. Share some feedback or commentary about something interesting he/she shared that you may not have considered.

***The replies must also be at least 50 words each.