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Mergers: Delta buys into Virgin Atlantic

Mergers: Delta buys into Virgin Atlantic | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

Delta Airlines agrees to buy Singapore Airlines' 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, in a deal which was the subject of a high-profile spat between Sir Richard Branson and BA's Willie Walsh.


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External economies of scale: Motorsport Valley – the home of Formula 1

External economies of scale: Motorsport Valley – the home of Formula 1 | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

BBC Sport takes a look at what attracts many of the F1 teams to 'Motorsport Valley', within just a 25-mile radius of Silverstone


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Hertz agrees deal with China firm

Hertz agrees deal with China firm | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
Car hire firm Hertz agrees a deal to pick up a 20% stake in China Auto Rental (CAR), as it looks to expand its presence in China.

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Horizontal integration in the car rental market

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Barriers to Entry: Apple and HTC settle patent cases

Barriers to Entry: Apple and HTC settle patent cases | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

Apple and Taiwanese phonemaker HTC settle all their outstanding disputes over patents, the latest twist in a series of smartphone legal cases.


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Barrier to Entry: Room for growth: Viagra patent ends

Barrier to Entry: Room for growth: Viagra patent ends | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
The patent on Viagra ended at midnight on Friday meaning cheaper versions can be sold - 15 years after the diamond-shaped pills revolutionised treatment for erectile dysfunction.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, June 23, 2013 4:47 AM

What will happen to he the price as the monopoly ends?

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Patents and Barriers to Entry: Zynga wins Scrabble trademark row

Patents and Barriers to Entry: Zynga wins Scrabble trademark row | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

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Dynamic Efficiency: Samsung launches curved-screen phone

Dynamic Efficiency: Samsung launches curved-screen phone | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics, the world's best-selling smartphone maker, launches a handset with a curved display screen.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, October 9, 2013 1:58 AM

Dynamic efficiency in action!

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A* Evaluation: Dynamic Efficiency and Barriers to Entry: The era of Japanese consumer electronics giants is dead

A* Evaluation: Dynamic Efficiency and Barriers to Entry: The era of Japanese consumer electronics giants is dead | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

Once venerable names in consumer electronics such as Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp have been besieged by competition from rivals in the U.S., South Korea and, increasingly, China. Read this article by Roger Cheng on CNET News.


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Monopoly and Contestability: Google's UK share 'dips to 90%'

Monopoly and Contestability: Google's UK share 'dips to 90%' | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

Search giant Google currently has less than 90% of the UK market share - first time in five years. (RT @EconomicsALevel: #Econ3 Contestability. Think why?


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Vodafone sells $130bn Verizon stake

Vodafone sells $130bn Verizon stake | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
UK telecoms giant Vodafone confirms the sale of its 45% stake in US-based Verizon Wireless for $130bn (£84bn).
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Breaking down barriers to entry in a duopolistic market: Will the Boeing and Airbus duopoly crack?

Breaking down barriers to entry in a duopolistic market: Will the Boeing and Airbus duopoly crack? | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

Potential challengers to the dominance of Boeing and Airbus are making a big noise in Paris and some people think they may one day break up the duopoly.


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Size matters as Triple E container ships sail for Europe

Size matters as Triple E container ships sail for Europe | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
At 400 metres long and with 18,000-container capacity, vessels have triggered scramble to build or adapt ports to accommodate

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, March 7, 2013 3:39 AM

So much economics here it is hard to know where to start - economies of scale, derived demand for infrastructure, globalisation, environmental economics et al

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Dynamic Efficiency: The 10 Most Innovative Companies In The World

Dynamic Efficiency: The 10 Most Innovative Companies In The World | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

Samsung continues its rise and Facebook's knocked off the list.


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Barriers to Entry: Duopoly in South Korean Beer: Fiery food, boring beer

Barriers to Entry: Duopoly in South Korean Beer: Fiery food, boring beer | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

The problem for South Korean boozers is that their national market is a cramped duopoly.


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Patents- Barriers to Entry: Dyson sues Samsung over new vacuum

Patents- Barriers to Entry: Dyson sues Samsung over new vacuum | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
Dyson has issued legal proceedings against Samsung over claims the South Korean firm is using its patented vacuum steering mechanism without permission.

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Dan Martin's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:18 PM

This story has similarities to Apple's case against Samsung. Dyson is famous for the number of components he was able to protect with patents.

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R and D to increase Market Share: LG plans to increase investment

R and D to increase Market Share: LG plans to increase investment | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
South Korea's LG Group announces plans to increase investment, in an attempt to boost its market share amid increased competition.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 7, 2013 2:26 AM

Notice how the investment is in new production facilities and R and D into new products.

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Dynamic Efficiency: Malaria vaccine: GSK's thirty-year quest to eradicate a global killer

Dynamic Efficiency: Malaria vaccine: GSK's thirty-year quest to eradicate a global killer | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
The thirty-year fight against malaria by GlaxoSmithKline has passed a major milestone with hopes for the first vaccine against the disease

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Dynamic Efficiency: Any patterns here? R&D spending

Dynamic Efficiency: Any patterns here? R&D spending | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it

TOYOTA spent more on research and development (R&D) than any other company in the world in 2011, according to "Global Innovation 1,000". This report compiled by...


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Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit

Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit | A2 Economics Unit 3 | Scoop.it
Microsoft agrees to buy Nokia's mobile phone business and gains access to its patents and mapping services for 5.4bn euros ($7.2bn; £4.6bn).
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