Insights

Should Big Tech Acquisitions Be Restricted?

Analysis of datasets on M&A and venture activity shows Big Tech's startup acquisitions don't reduce competition or dampen innovation.

By Liad Wagman

Should Platforms Be Banned from Selling in Their Own Markets?

New policies propose to ban platforms from selling in their own marketplaces but disregard the economic benefits of seller-operated marketplaces. 

By Liad Wagman

The New State of Data Privacy: Q&A With Jake Ward, CEO of Data Protocol

We discuss with Jake Ward, CEO of Data Protocol, how they create education programs and certifications to help software developers view data privacy as a feature of every product.

By Data Catalyst Institute

Should Antitrust Law Be Applied to Labor Markets?

DCI Competition Fellow Liad Wagman analyzes the application of antitrust rules to labor markets, in light of a new Democrat majority running the FTC.

By Liad Wagman

U.S. Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses Are At the Forefront of Economic Recovery From the COVID-19 Pandemic

DCI Retail Fellow Hitha Herzog discusses hosting a panel discussion about small businesses using digital tools, featuring Hispanic SMB owners from across the country.

By Hitha Herzog

Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated: New Research Shows That Small Businesses Still Thrive With Brick-and-Mortar Sales

While more and more small businesses adopt digital apps, stores, and platforms as selling methods, "old fashioned" brick-and-mortar sales are still alive and well.

By Hitha Herzog

Tech Industry Acquisitions and Competition: Counterpoints to an Incomplete FTC Report and Legislation that Relies on It

New research results call for a reevaluation of policymakers’ assumptions about "big tech" M&A, and suggest that tech acquisitions are actually a symptom of healthy competition.

By Liad Wagman

Introduction To DCI’s “The New State of Data Privacy” Series

The Editor In Chief of DCI introduces a new editorial series, "The New State of Data Privacy," focused on the rapidly-expanding landscape of private companies working on Privacy Tech.

By Mark Drapeau

The New State of Data Privacy: Q&A With Michelle Finneran Dennedy – Partner, Privatus Strategic Consulting & CEO, PrivacyCode, Inc.

We discuss with Michelle Finneran Dennedy, Partner at Privatus Strategic Consulting & CEO at PrivacyCode, the exploding Privacy Tech landscape, and the innovations of small private companies.

By Data Catalyst Institute