business models

Concerns relating to Standard Essential Patents and warring Smartphone makers

The smartphone market is no stranger to legal struggles – Apple and Samsung have had legendary battles over patent disputes but this has largely been the case in US & Europe. However, the ripple effect is beginning to show in the Indian and also around Asian market with growing competition between brands. In the last …

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Peer-to-Peer Networking

Why does everyone love peer-to-peer ( P2P) networking systems these days? As a consumer you feel empowered with choices, get to operate on your own terms and only with those counter-parties you want to. And how is this magic achieved? With the power of all-encompassing algorithms. Naturally, a lot of economic theories and market data …

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CCI takes OLA for a Ride

Most scaling businesses now are disruptive technology-based solutions – Be it the taxi aggregators like OLA/Uber or Online marketplaces or retail brands / product aggregators like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal. As these technology companies / market players like OLA, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal raise stakes – Will this help consumer choices or hamper rivals? The Competition Commission …

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Bigness Game of Marketplaces

What do consumers look for ? Best ‘value for money’ spent – does this mean better choices or do they only want to save money – which is important – but do they look at long term benefits in terms of getting quality and improvement while comparing product choices? What do Retailers or producers offer? …

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Online Retailing – The World Wide Web market

Online Retailing – The World Wide Web market The growing e-commerce platform have impacted the way competition works and the type of competition concerns that may arise. Most brands are making their presence online. Thus, today’s trading platforms and market place involves 3 important situations: 1) Products that are available only on the internet – e.g. Some …

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