How to Kill a Monopoly

Technological innovation has a greater impact on high-tech competition than government antitrust measures. That’s the conclusion of recent research by the Technology Policy Institute, a Washington think tank evaluating the economics of innovation, technological change, and related US and global regulation. Taking a closer look at high-profile antitrust cases that put {complink 2470|IBM Corp.}, {complink…

Electric Vehicle Battery Brouhaha

Whoever thinks electric car lithium-ion batteries aren’t sexy probably hasn’t seen recent headlines popping up from Paris to Singapore to Sydney to Washington. Sounding more like a Hollywood big-screen spy thriller than real-life drama, French automaker Renault SA last week suspended three managers suspected to be involved in industrial espionage and leaking electric vehicle secrets.…

The Folly of Blocking Chinese Takeovers

I came across some recent articles in the European trade press that got me wondering about the Chinese investment trend and the impact foreign financing could have on the tech sector. European Union industry commissioner Antonio Tajani reportedly supports the establishment of a new authority that would examine foreign investments in strategic European businesses. Theoretically,…