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Tools To Compete: Lower Costs, More Resources, and the Symbiosis of the Tech Ecosystem

New research from the CCIA Research Center and Engine shows that startups leverage dozens of technology services and tools like AWS, GitHub, Google Suite, Zoom, and Slack to build and run their companies—often for free or little cost. These findings suggest that aggressive cost-inducing regulations on the firms that provide these essential services could separate startups from the tools they need to compete.

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Tools To Compete: Lower Costs, More Resources, and the Symbiosis of the Tech Ecosystem

New research from the CCIA Research Center and Engine shows that startups leverage dozens of technology services and tools like AWS, GitHub, Google Suite, Zoom, and Slack to build and run their com...

Competitive Dynamics of Online and Brick-and-Mortar Retail Prices

Prices charged by brick-and-mortar retail channels tend to correspond closely to those charged online – good news for consumers, who benefit from a competitive retail landscape through lower pric...

Fireside Chat with Hal Varian on Antitrust Bills

A recent fireside chat with Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian featured discussion on the flawed reasoning behind proposed tech regulations in antitrust bills like S. 2992, H.R. 3825, and H.R. 3...

Radical Proposals to Overhaul Antitrust Laws Would Cost Public Sector Workers in Pension Benefits

Radical proposals to overhaul antitrust law, such as pending bills S. 2992 and H.R. 3816, would cost 27.9 million teachers, fire fighters, and nurses almost $4,000 per person in lost retirement b...

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The Cost of Tech Regulatory Bills to State and Local Pension Plans – State By State Aggregates

Tech regulatory bills like S. 2992 and H.R. 3816 would increase operating costs for regulated U.S. companies, reducing their market value and harming their shareholders. State and local government ...