Alphabet, Alsup, A&O: The Tipline for 30 August 2017

By the time you receive this briefing, Google - or rather its parent company, Alphabet - will have informed the European Commission about how it plans to comply with the enforcer's demand for a level playing field between its shopping service and those of its competitors. But this is a plain all-American Tipline, with news from California's struggle to stop a merger, a former prosecutor switching firms, and an appellate opinion that begins: "Every four years, we suffer through the celebration of democracy (and national nightmare) that is a presidential election."

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