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All Things Policy: Online Fashion Vs Amazon

Why did the Competition Commission of India rule in favour of Amazon in an antitrust case brought by a fashion brand? Rohan Seth and Prateek Waghre discuss this ruling and its implications. The CCI order can be found here: (https://www.cci.gov.in/sites/default/files/09-of-2020.pdf)

Anupam Manur is quoted on the antitrust case against Amazon and Flipkart

Anupam Manur was quoted in Mint on the antitrust case files against Amazon and Flipkart: “To say that an exclusive arrangement between an e-commerce company and a smartphone brand on one or some products is having an adverse impact on...

Amazon, Fine Margins, and Ambient Computing

There are some keynotes in the tech world that serve as highlights of the year. There is Apple’s iPhone event and WWDC where Apple traditionally deals with software developments. Then there is Google’s IO, and also the Mobile World Congress....

The folly of breaking up Big Tech

Further, breaking up these companies would significantly reduce the value consumers get due to the high interconnectedness of the products. A lot of the value that Google has seen in the Maps platform, for instance, comes from all the data...

Conversations at Takshashila: New ECommerce Regulations and FDI in Retail

Anupam Manur and Yazad Jal discuss the new ecommerce regulations that came into force on February 1 and how it affects major players like Amazon and Flipkart. The new e-commerce investment rules bar online retailers from selling products via vendors...

What All Those Ministers Say!

This is the ninth edition of The Jobscape, our weekly round-up of news and opinion on the state of employment and job creation in India. In this edition, we look at the ministrations of Modi’s ministers, Ambani vs Bezos, jobs for trans men,...

Go Easy on Amazon and Flipkart

The FDI in e-commerce policy clarifications made by the DIPP was done in order to help the small retailers from getting exploited at the hands of the big e-commerce players. While it may help them in the short run, an...

How to fix competition in a market owned by Google, Facebook, Amazon and other digital platforms

Almost every digital major out there – from Google to Amazon, Ola to Swiggy – plays both platform and player to expand their reach and market. This itself is not anti-competitive but it becomes unfair practice when the platforms violate...

Nitin Pai quoted in Australian Financial Review

Nitin Pai is quoted in the Australia’s Financial Review in an article on e-commerce titled, “India start up Flipkart takes on Amazon.” The article is authored by Greg Earl, Asia Pacific Editor of the Financial Review.  It traces the journey...