Monopolies in the Economy
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Monopoly money

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Adobe is exploiting its monopoly power with its Photoshop subscription options.

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European mobile companies vow to break Google and Apple monopolies

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Mobile World Congress: Vodafone, Telefónica and Telecom Italia urge regulators to allow consolidation (RT @guardiantech: European mobile companies vow to break Google and Apple monopolies http://t.co/hQtkxd7c4D)...

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With the recent downfall of Blackberry, Google especially, and Apple are both becoming more dominant, so a potential new system from an already prominent Mozilla might reduce these monopolies.   

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TheCurator's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:23 AM

... european mobile companies couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery... just look at the master of disaster 'Deutsche Telekom AG'... just laughable...

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Monopoly Power: Heathrow criticises price-cap plans

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Heathrow Airport criticises the Civil Aviation Authority's proposed price controls on the fees it can charge airlines.

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Being the biggest airport in Britain, London Heathrow had been able to charge fees that were rising above RPI inflation, so using its monopoly power. This proposed intervention would prevent the airport doing this

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Matt Smith's curator insight, October 3, 2013 2:12 PM

Lots of good economics in this. Heathrow have  some Monopoly Power over airlines need need to pay for landing slots at the airport. The Civil Aviation Authority have capped the price increases that Heathrow can charge airlines. This is the sort of issue that students should be trying to get their head around.

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Big Monopolies Are Now Free to Ruin the Internet - The New Republic

Big Monopolies Are Now Free to Ruin the Internet - The New Republic | Monopolies in the Economy | Scoop.it
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Big Monopolies Are Now Free to Ruin the Internet
The New Republic
Countries like China or Russia, with centuries-long traditions of authoritarian rule, revert to their past practices when confronted with any kind of novelty.
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Considering that convenience is of primary concern to the consumer of web companies like Amazon, this seems a very powerful service for monopolies to maintain their dominance. The slow speeds of small web companies would instantly make consumers turn away, back to the Web giants 

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Raymond Mastroianni's curator insight, June 24, 2014 12:00 AM

Competition is crucial for Telecommunications, Broadband, Information Services and Cable